JetBlue launches Yucatan flights

JetBlue Airways begins new nonstop service between Cancun, located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and its home base at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). “Our new daily nonstop service connecting the sunny beaches of Cancun and the great metropolis of New York, our hometown, marks our eighth Caribbean/Atlantic destination and our 15th new city addition this year,” said JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman.

“We look forward to bringing a convenient, affordable, first-rate travel experience to new customers as more people discover the breathtaking scenery, ancient archaeological sites and robust culture that Mexico has to offer.”

“Mexico continues to attract millions of international visitors each year, highlighting the diversity and attractiveness of our tourism offerings, as well as the warmth of our people,” said Rodolfo Elizondo, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism. “JetBlue’s new flight from New York to Cancun will enable more people to visit the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the most fantastic tourist destinations in Mexico. We expect 2007 to be yet another successful year for our tourism industry, with increased growth across all segments and continued efforts to offer tourists the very best Mexico has to offer.”

Service to Cancun will be operated with JetBlue’s A320 fleet. Members of JetBlue’s customer loyalty program, TrueBlue, will receive six points per flight, with double points awarded for purchasing online at .