NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - JetBlue (JBLU) today announced that it will begin service on its recently announced Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Quito, Ecuador's Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) route on February 25, 2016. Seats are on sale beginning today with introductory fares starting at $139 one-way. (a)
The airline announced the new daily non-stop route in May as part of continued growth in South Florida as well as in the Caribbean and Latin America where JetBlue is a leading carrier. JetBlue will soon operate up to 95 daily flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and will serve more than two dozen destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.
"Ecuador is quickly becoming one of the top travel destinations in Latin America which makes Quito an excellent addition to our growing route map," said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. "Featuring attractions like the stunning Amazon, dramatic Andes, Pacific Coast and picturesque Galápagos, Ecuador offers something for every traveler. With daily flights from our focus city in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, trips to Quito for any of these incredible experiences is easier than ever for customers flying from anywhere across the JetBlue network."
Quito, the world's highest capital city at more than 9,300 feet above sea level, features one of the least-altered, best-preserved historic centers in the world which was declared one of the first World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. The city is also home to a long list of museums, parks and other attractions, including one of the highest cable cars in the world.
"Improving air connectivity to Ecuador is a priority for the Ministry of Tourism. Reducing flight times and competitive pricing are key to our success in convincing North America travelers that our destination is their next vacation," said Ecuadorian Minister of Tourism, Sandra Naranjo. "We are delighted to begin this long-term relationship with JetBlue Airways. The company's experience, high-levels of customer service and creative marketing will all contribute to the success of this new route, connecting one of our most important markets with the four, diverse and compelling worlds of Ecuador: Amazon, Andes, Pacific Coast and the Galápagos Islands."
|FLL-UIO Flight #2851||UIO-FLL Flight #2850|
|7:05 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.||12:59 a.m. - 5:14 a.m.|
JetBlue will serve the route with its spacious 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft offering the most legroom in coach (b), free first-run Hollywood movies on flights to Latin America, complemented with the airline's award-winning service featuring unlimited free snacks and soft drinks.
Quito Getaways can be booked at http://www.jetblue.com/vacations/quito-ecuador-vacations. JetBlue Getaways customers enjoy access to an exclusive 24-hour support desk dedicated to Getaways customers before, during and after their trip, as well as the JetBlue Getaways Best Price Guarantee (c) and TrueBlue customer loyalty points on every eligible dollar spent (d). More information can be found at http://www.jetblue.com/vacations.
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(a) BLUE fare shown. To learn more about our new fare options, go to https://www.jetblue.com/travel/our-fares/. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 10/02/2015 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between 02/25/2016 - 05/03/2016. (Blackout Dates: 03/23/2016-03/28/2016) Limited exceptions apply; All fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Proper documentation required for boarding. For BLUE fares to and from Quito, first checked bag is included and second bag is $35. Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. For baggage fees and other optional services, click here. All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: BLUE: $70 per person fee plus difference in fare. For BLUE fares under $100, $70 per person plus difference in fare; for BLUE fares between $100 and $149.99, $90 per person plus difference in fare; and for BLUE fares of $150 or more, $135 per person plus difference in fare. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). For changes/cancellations, click here. Other restrictions apply.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(c) Book a JetBlue Getaways air+hotel vacation package, and if you find the same package on another website for a lower price within 48 hours of your Getaways purchase, JetBlue will refund the difference. Terms apply. Click here for details.
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