Aruba is pleased to be one of JetBlue’s select destinations for the past 14 years. JetBlue identified Aruba as being one of the markets anticipated to grow in demand from travelers wanting to go on vacation.
This inaugural flight only shows the confidence and compromise of JetBlue towards Aruba. Regardless of the ongoing crisis, JetBlue decided to launch their new flight from Newark to Aruba. This is a great achievement for our tourism, especially the expansion of carrying capacity from the Northeastern market.
The Minister said to be very pleased with the addition of this new route by JetBlue, for their loyalty shown for over 14 years, and currently the second-biggest carrier for Aruba. The schedule of the new destination Newark to Aruba is for Saturdays and Sundays on JetBlue’s Airbus A321 neo. Now JetBlue offers four gateways to Aruba as one of their essential destinations, from Fort Lauderdale, JFK New York, Boston, and Newark, offering their “Mint” service on select flights. We are certain that the new JetBlue route will also be successful.
The inaugural flight is part of JetBlue’s strategy to accelerate the recovery and to generate revenue in the current travel situation, and this could not have been better timed for Aruba as a tourist destination. This also serves as confirmation and testimony of an airline’s ability to move capacity regardless of the financial and operational challenges they are encountering. The amount of flights from the USA and the load factor for the past weeks has increased. On Saturday, November 21, 23 flights arrived from the USA and one from Canada. This weekend was the busiest, which gives a positive perspective of recovery. Furthermore, this indicates that the US market has plenty of confidence in Aruba as a destination and this confidence is growing.