US airline JetBlue is now bringing its award-winning service and competitive prices to Quito, Ecuador.
On February 25, JetBlue joined the stable of several U.S. airlines that offers flights to Quito, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site and repeatedly ranked by the World Travel Awards as one of the world’s best destinations.
The daily flights are aboard an Airbus A320 aircraft. JetBlue offers its highly ranked service, including free snacks, soft drinks and new film releases from Hollywood, and plenty of legroom.
According to Dave Clark, Vice President of Network Planning for JetBlue, one reason for the company’s expansion to Quito is that it “is one of the fastest growing destinations in Latin America and a world-class tourism destination.” He adds, “Whether travelers are coming from South Florida, the northeast or the west coast, it’s never been easier to visit Ecuador’s historic capital city.”
This is also an important development in Ecuador’s focus on the growing U.S. tourism market, the country’s second largest for three years in a row. Between January and October 2015, over 218,000 U.S. tourists arrived to know Ecuador’s rich natural and cultural heritage.
Jet Blue flies out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with connecting flights to over 30 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Newark and Chicago.
It is the only airline flying direct between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
Ecuador is the 22nd country JetBlue serves. This airline extensively flies to the Caribbean and Latin America. JetBlue is considered the number one carrier in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
For 11 consecutive years, Jet Blue has earned the top overall score – beating out even the large commercial airlines – in the J.D. Power North American Satisfaction Study, a survey that ranks airline customers’ experiences.
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