Jetblue’s Cayman service starts with flight from JFK

| 15/11/2012

(CNS): The US-based budget carrier, JetBlue, begins a regular service to Grand Cayman this month and the inaugural flight carrying the company’s dignitaries, including the airline’s VP, will be arriving at Owen Roberts International airport this morning (Thursday 15 November). The low cost airline will be running a weekly Saturday service from Boston and a three times a week flight from JKF in New York. Cayman is JetBlue’s 74th destination and the airline was selling tickets at US$139 one-way and full vacation packages from as little as US$599 this month to mark the occasion.

Following the recent announcement of the flight, Premier McKeeva Bush said the new services from New York and Boston would enhance Cayman’s accessibility for southbound travel.

“JetBlue's commitment to excellence and service is well renowned and we believe this winning partnership will yield mutually beneficial results well into the future," Bush added.

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  1. Grandfather Troll says:

    Come on down, JetBlue!!!  This what we need, not millions of dollars wasted on un-needed docks.  The flyers stay over, greatly helping the economy, the cruise ships just bring lookers who spend little and contribute to congestion.

    • anonymous says:

      Grandfather Troll you forgot your glasses man, you meant hookers not lookers didn't you now?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Let's see how long this will last…Delta and American both tried this service and stopped it after just one season.

    Cayman Airways is only there becasue it is being subsidized by the government. It is a long haul flight tthat will need a certain amount of seats filled on every flight to make it sustainable. I have my doubts but right now Cayman could use any kind of good news even if it's only for the winter season.

  3. Bostonian at Heart says:

    I looked up tickets online for JetBlue roundtrip from GCM to Boston – only US $360 including taxes and fees. That is WONDERFUL! Ever since Cayman Airways discontinued the Boston route people ahve been hoping for a direct flight to get introduced again. now, instead of losingan entire day of travel, it will only be a half day. The Saturday to Saturday schedule is also well thought out. Good job JetBlue, I hope to get many of my friends and family in the northeastern area of the US to take advantage and come visit!!! *two thumbs up*

    • A. Pastafarian says:

      Yeah,  I just paid around $400 for a trip to Miami with CAL.  Instead of dealing with a Filipino airline or other foreign company, let's just sell CAL to JetBlue!

  4. Anonymous says:

    anything is better than being ripped off by cayman airways……..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hope they spent the equivalent of CI$70,000 on island as part of their "inaugural party" :). I bet no politicians flew down with them either.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I loved flying JetBlue!!!!!!!!!!! Those seats and leg space and TV built in every seat and nice service!! You feel like you fly 1st class no matter where you sit.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'm hoping for an Atlanta connection. Delta's prices have gone through the roof. Cayman should promote itself more in the southern US because they are closer and more likely to come at any time of year, not just "high season."

  7. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations – wonderful news. Lets hope that they continue to fly this route and add others – more importantly lets hope that they keep the price down all the time. I have flown them in the US for many years and they are a great airline. Hopefully service and price stay that way.