JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it has officially launched service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), with the first flight arriving in Puerto Vallarta this afternoon. Puerto Vallarta service will operate four times weekly, offering JetBlue customers an all-new destination and even more of the airline’s award-winning service and low fares.
Enabled by JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA), Puerto Vallarta service brings JetBlue to its third destination in Mexico and further expands the airline’s significant presence across Latin America and the Caribbean, while diversifying and advancing its New York focus city strategy. JetBlue continues to grow beyond the U.S. with over 30 international destinations in more than two dozen countries. JetBlue also becomes the only airline to serve Puerto Vallarta with nonstop service from New York-JFK and now offers more weekly flights between greater New York City and the Mexican Pacific coast destination than any other airline.
As demand for travel continues to increase, we are excited to introduce the new route to Puerto Vallarta, offering our Northeast customers a new destination in Mexico, said Andrea Lusso, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “We look forward to continuing expanding our network and international presence in Latin America as part of our growth strategy.
Nestled between the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta is a new third option for JetBlue customers looking to travel to Mexico. From the charming cobblestone streets in downtown, to the art-filled Malecon, and the lively Romantic Zone, Puerto Vallarta offers an authentic cultural experience for visitors. Puerto Vallarta’s picturesque beaches, family-friendly activities, world-class gastronomy and warm hospitality attract loyal return travelers year after year.
We are thrilled to welcome visitors from the Northeast to Puerto Vallarta thanks to this new direct service from JetBlue, said Luis Villaseñor, Managing Director for Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. JetBlue has made it easier than ever to escape to warm and sunny Puerto Vallarta, the quintessential Mexican beach destination.
For Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifica (GAP) welcoming JetBlue for the first time in Puerto Vallarta is a celebration and a sign that the best is yet to come, by demonstrating passengers feel confident traveling and the airport provides the highest safety measures and investment in its history to offer customers the best travel experience, said Briana Gisel Banda Renteria, Head of Public Relations and Project Management of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.