Starting in April next year, JetBlue Airlines plan to expand its U.S. and Caribbean routes with new daily flights between Barbados and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The airline also plans to add a 3rd daily flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Port-au-Prince, Haiti The new routes, however, are pending, awaiting government approval.
The new route, announced in October by JetBlue President & CEO Robin Hayes at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference, will offer customers a convenient direct link to South Florida. It will also allow for even more convenient connection options to Barbados from across the existing JetBlue network, including western U.S. destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
In 2015, JetBlue operated nearly 100 daily flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to more than 40 destinations including 8 new destinations from the South Florida focus city with three more beginning in 2016.
The island, which boasts over 3,000 hours of sunshine yearly is a popular destination for couples, families and business travelers.