Transportation: JetBlue to begin direct flights from New York to Guyana in April 2020

JetBlue to begin direct flights from New York to Guyana
JetBlue to begin direct flights from New York to Guyana

JetBlue today announced a new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

According to a Business Wire release, flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the U.S. beginning today….(September 10, 2019).   

“Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travelers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning. “Just as we’ve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, we’re introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travelers in Guyana.”

“The Government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” said, Guyana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure,  David Patterson, according to the release.

“The introduction of this immensely popular low cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travelers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favorite destination. This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil and gas.”

“We are extremely excited to welcome JetBlue’s new non-stop services from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana,” said Brian T. Mullis, Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority. “2019 has been quite a year – winning five international awards, increased route options to Europe, new community-led and owned tourism product development, increased stakeholder collaboration, growing demand in our target markets and now JetBlue improving connectivity with one of our core markets – North America.”

The release said that Guyana becomes the fourth country in South America JetBlue serves and grows the airline’s presence in Latin America and Caribbean. The new nonstop flight between New York City and Georgetown will be made possible by the A321neo’s extended range and fuel efficiency.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Georgetown (GEO)

Beginning April 2, 2020 – DAILY
JFK – GEO Flight #1965    11:55 p.m. – 5:58 a.m. (+1)
GEO – JFK Flight #1966     7:20 a.m. – 1:09 p.m.

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