JetBlue starts new route to Guayaquil in Ecuador

posted on 8th March 2019 by Justin Burns

JetBlue started a new daily route on 1 March between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport – its sixth destination in South America and second in Ecuador.

New service between Fort Lauderdale and Guayaquil will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft.

JetBlue director of route planning, Andrea Lusso said the new Guayaquil flights bring low fares to “yet another new Latin American city” while also expanding the carrier’s international footprint and advancing its focus city growth strategy.

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, it 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 to New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia and more destinations.