JetBlue to Start New Guayaquil-South Florida Service
JetBlue has announced the start of new service in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with the first flight arriving in the South American city just before 11 p.m. local time last night and the first northbound leg of the route arriving in South Florida just after 5 a.m.
New service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) operates daily and brings JetBlue to a sixth destination in South America.
Home to more than two million people, Guayaquil is buzzing with colorful cityscapes, outdoor gardens and zoos. The city is also a convenient gateway to the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. With quick and easy flight access from Guayaquil, travelers can get up close and personal with wildlife while surrounded by unique landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world.
JetBlue has already seen success in Ecuador. The airline first launched once daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Quito in 2016. In response to customer demand, JetBlue will add a second seasonal daily flight to the Quito route this summer.
The expanded Quito service, along with the new Guayaquil flights, advance JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. It is one of JetBlue’s fastest-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers.
Additionally, JetBlue customers in a variety of cities beyond Fort Lauderdale – including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia and more – will benefit from the new route with convenient connections through JetBlue’s South Florida focus city.
New service between Fort Lauderdale and Guayaquil will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the airline’s award-winning service with comfortable seating; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks; free first-run Hollywood movies; and the most legroom in coach.
Source: The Progress