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JetBlue confirms US Demand for Jamaica remains High

JetBlue confirms US Demand for Jamaica remains High Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett (L) with Dave Jehn, Vice President Network Planning and Airline Partnerships, JetBlue,following the meeting with Senior Executives at the JetBlue office in New York on Monday June 17, 2024.

Popular low-cost carrier out of the United States (US), JetBlue Airlines, has confirmed that the demand for Jamaica remains high. In a meeting yesterday, led by Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett and his Senior Tourism executives, the Airlines’ Executives confirmed that Jamaica was in high demand in some of their key states in the US.

“As part of our efforts to reengage our major airline partners and strengthen our relationships, we met with Senior Executives from JetBlue to look at strategic ways of improving our arrivals figures out of the US. It is good to know that Jamaica remains high on the list of destinations that JetBlue customers want to visit,” said Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett.
Headquartered in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York City , JetBlue operates over 1,000 flights daily and serves 100 domestic and international network destinations in the Americas and Europe.
“Jamaica remains one of the most connected destinations in the Caribbean and this has been a strategic and deliberate effort to ensure growth in our arrivals and earnings. Airlift is therefore critical to supporting our growth strategy and we are working to secure more seats for the destination,” added the Minister.

The meeting, held yesterday at the JetBlue office in New York, forms part of the Minister’s mega multi city marketing blitz in the US which will take him across New York, Chicago in Illinois and Dallas, Texas.
“JetBlue has been a trusted partner, and we look forward to this continued partnership that will enable us to increase arrivals,” said Director of Tourism, Donovan White.
Some of the key markets in JetBlue’s routes cited for high demand for Jamaica include Boston, Fort Lauderdale and New York.

The Minister and his Senior Tourism executives are set to meet with United and Southwest Airlines later this week.