Providenciales, 22 Jul 2015 – Residents are reportedly already booking and by November, JetBlue will begin daily flights from Providenciales to Ft Lauderdale’s Hollywood International Airport. This already means very competitive rates for the run, currently dominated by American Airlines which is the only carrier commuting between the TCI and South Florida.
In reports carried in the TCI Sun Newspaper and Caribbean Journal, JetBlue is finally getting going on a vision touted since it began service to the TCI in 2011 from New York. Ft Lauderdale is looking forward to the connection with the world’s #1 Island too:
“The Caribbean is an important international market for us and the announced service from Turks and Caicos will help us to expand our reach in this region.”
Caribbean Journal quotes, Fernando Harb, vice president for tourism sales at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Minister of Tourism, Porsha Smith is also quoted: “This flight will make our destination more accessible for our visitors from South Florida, Central Florida and surrounding states, and will offer our people more options for travel to the United States, whether it be business or pleasure.”
Jetblue will run an E190 aircraft between Ft. Lauderdale and Providenciales beginning November. Spirit airlines tried this linkage before, but it is believed the infrequency of the flight – which was every Saturday – may have been a downfall in the success of that run.