JetBlue Airways, the largest airline in Puerto Rico, is launching its thirteenth destination from the International Airport Luis Muñoz Marín in San Juan (SJU) International Airport Palm Beach (PBI) in Florida. The flights are on sale from $ 93, a track from West Palm Beach starting today until May 25, 2012, at www.jetblue.com / new, for travel between May 29 and June 21, 2012. In addition, to celebrate, JetBlue Getaways is offering a two night package vacation, including hotel and airfare for only $ 325 (c)!
“With the inclusion of West Palm Beach , we are now serving five destinations in Florida from the Commonwealth, which speaks to the popularity of JetBlue into the Puerto Rican community, “said John Checketts , director of route planning for JetBlue. “We look forward with great optimism continued growth as we move to a new home in San Juan and ensure the best experience every day in the air to our customers in Florida and Puerto Rico - including the convenience of frequent flights, excellent customer service and superior product offerings. “
“JetBlue as airline, has been a great partner for our destination,” said Director of Airports Palm Beach County , Bruce Pelly . “We are very pleased to be able to enter a market in the Caribbean and we know that his early success even more doors to open more markets for PBIA.”
We are very excited about this opportunity to connect the old city with an American flag with the first destination resort in America, “said President and CEO of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Palm Beach County , Jorge Pesquera . “The markets in the Caribbean and Latin America have great potential for us here in Palm Beach and Boca Raton, and are confident that this new service via JetBlue will allow the Puerto Rican community finally discover the original place of tourism in our region and how best to experience Florida . “
“We are honored to have the support of a major airline such as JetBlue, which has maintained a trend toward expanding throughout this year. The route of West Palm Beach is new to Puerto Rico , provides a new option passengers who want to lead Puerto Rico . These new flights will have an economic impact to the local economy will exceed $ 30 million. It is for this reason that the strengthening and expansion of air access is key to economic development in Puerto Rico and the support and trust placed on the island by the airlines is crucial for everyone, “added the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Trade, Joseph A. Pérez-Riera.
“The growth in flights and routes the airline Jet Blue, and this we celebrate today in West Palm Beach, is demonstrative of the importance that the fate of Puerto Rico has to airlines serving the Caribbean. We are returning the confidence in Puerto Rico , and placing our fate in the rightful place as the ‘hub’ of the Caribbean, “said Luis G. Rivera Marin, Executive Director of PRTC. “The Tourism Company continue to make efforts and developing strategies to solidify the tourism product that represents Puerto Rico , this by developing niche markets, such as weddings, adventure, food, and even nautical tourism and fishing. The latter, in fact, is extremely attractive for passengers of JetBlue, and now, those who come from West Palm Beach , “said Holder pleased PRTC.
Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1bS0b)