- December 8, 2023
- Posted by: BTB Admin
- Category: Community, Events, International, News
Belize City, Belize, 6 December, 2023: JetBlue Airlines today began a new non-stop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Belize’s Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). JetBlue’s new Belize service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Flight #2781 departs from New York at 8:29 a.m., landing in Belize City at 12:14 p.m. Return Flight #2784 takes off from Belize at 1:55 p.m., arriving in New York at 6:56 p.m.
Belize welcomed the first passengers on the inaugural flight today. The Belize Tourism Board is also proud to share that the inaugural flight was guided under the trusted expertise of a Belizean Pilot. A brief ceremony was held at the PGIA to celebrate the start of the flight service. Jeffrey Goodell, Vice President, Government and Airport Affairs at JetBlue was welcomed by Hon. John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, and other government officials.
“This direct connection not only bridges two vibrant cultures but also opens a gateway for travelers to explore the unparalleled beauty of our country,” said the Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations. “We are confident that the richness of our diverse landscapes, the warmth of our people, and the adventures that await will leave an indelible mark on the hearts of our friends from New York. Today, we celebrate not just a flight but a bond that connects Belize and the “Big Apple”, inviting all to discover the magic that lies within every corner of our Belizean paradise.”
“We’re thrilled to add Belize to our growing network and offer our customers more choices to experience unique and popular destinations,” said David Jehn, Vice president, of Network Planning and Airline Partnerships, at JetBlue. “Adding nonstop service to Belize enhances our presence in Latin America and the Caribbean and demonstrates our commitment to introducing our low fares and great service to more destinations and customers.”
JetBlue is currently the sixth largest airline in the U.S. and is known for having the most legroom in coach (a), fast, free, and unlimited broadband Fly-Fi(b); complimentary name-brand snacks and drinks; and seatback entertainment at every seat.
In celebration of this exciting launch, JetBlue is offering for a limited time one-way fares for $119 USD(c). Belizeans and visitors alike can take advantage of these special fares by booking exclusively on www.jetblue.com, making it even more enticing to explore this new travel opportunity.
JetBlue’s introduction of nonstop flights from New York to Belize opens up new horizons for our country, making it easier for people to discover and appreciate the beauty, culture, and warmth that define Belize. The collaboration between JetBlue and Belize represents a promising chapter in our shared journey of exploration and connection.
- JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
- Fly-Fi® and live television are available on all JetBlue-operated flights. Coverage area may vary by aircraft. Details on inflight wi-fi and entertainment: https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us
- New York (JFK) to Belize City (BZE). Book by 12/7 for travel 1/1/2024-2/14/2024. Terms apply.