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JetBlue Expands its Presence in Mexico with New Flights to Tulum Taking Off Today

Daily service to Tulum introduces JetBlue’s low fares and great service to new Mexican destination

To celebrate launch, limited time $99 fares available online only on JetBlue.com

NEW YORK, June 13, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it has officially launched service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Tulum’s Felipe Carrillo Puerto Tulum International Airport (TQO), with the first flight arriving in Tulum this morning. Tulum service will operate daily, making this JetBlue’s third destination in Mexico, where it also serves Cancun and Los Cabos.

"As the only airline with direct service from New York’s JFK to Tulum, we are thrilled to offer our customers our award-winning service, low fares, and another option when traveling to the Mexican Caribbean," said David Jehn, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning and airline partnerships. "JetBlue began service to Mexico more than 17 years ago with flights from New York to Cancun and we’re proud to expand our footprint in Mexico."

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"JetBlue has been an invaluable partner in connecting travelers from across the United States to the Mexican Caribbean with direct flights to Cancun. We are excited to see this partnership continue to flourish with JetBlue's new daily nonstop service from New York JFK to Tulum," said Andrés Martínez Reynoso, Director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board. "Tulum, with its serene beaches, eco-conscious living, and rich Mayan history, will now be more accessible to travelers, in addition to points of interest further south along the Grand Costa Maya. We look forward to welcoming New Yorkers, and those transiting through JFK, to this new era in the Mexican Caribbean."

Tulum, located southwest of Playa del Carmen and Cancun, has become a top choice for those seeking an escape with health-centric resorts and retreats, captivating archaeological ruins, and natural sinkholes. JetBlue’s entry into Tulum supports the carrier’s ongoing push to offer customers more choice and more great international destinations to explore. By the end of 2024, JetBlue will serve 40 international destinations in a route network spanning from Europe to South America.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Tulum (TQO)
Daily service

JFK-TQO Flight #2879

TQO-JFK Flight #2880

8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

12:45 p.m. – 5:49 p.m.

JetBlue will operate the Tulum route using its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach1; fast, free and unlimited broadband Fly-Fi2; complimentary name-brand snacks and drinks; and seatback entertainment at every seat.

JetBlue’s presence in Mexico

The new Tulum service adds to the success of JetBlue’s extensive service from nearby Cancun. JetBlue began serving Mexico with flights from New York’s JFK to Cancun and has since added service to Cancun from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Newark and Raleigh/Durham. Additionally, JetBlue recently announced that it will launch nonstop service from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cancun3. In Mexico, JetBlue also provides service to Los Cabos, offering flights from New York’s JFK Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Book better with JetBlue

To celebrate today’s launch, and for a limited time, travelers can take advantage of special $99 one-way fares for flights between New York-JFK and Tulum available online only on jetblue.com.4

Customers who book directly through jetblue.com are guaranteed to find our lowest fares, and can enjoy additional benefits including access to all of JetBlue’s fare options, as well as fare sales and promotions, some of which may not be available through other third parties; the ability to earn 2x TrueBlue points and participate in Points Pooling; seamless seat selections and upgrades to Even More® Space; 24/7 direct access to JetBlue’s customer service channels; and more.

Following the success of JetBlue Vacations' Insider Experience in Cancun, JetBlue has also extended its exclusive program to Tulum. The Insider Experience, currently included in all JetBlue Vacations flight + hotel packages to Aruba, Cancun, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, Nassau, Los Cabos and St. Lucia, is an in-destination offering that puts customers in the trusted hands of local experts to assist them throughout their entire journey, at no additional charge, and includes benefits such as free airport transfers and concierge services. Additional JetBlue Vacations perks that now come standard include earlier boarding, a free inflight beverage (21+) and VIP perks at select hotels.

"We're excited to start service to Tulum today, offering our JetBlue Vacations customers even more options to explore Mexico," said Andres Barry, president, JetBlue Travel Products. "Mexico remains a popular destination for vacation packages due to its diverse offerings, and expanding our Insider Experience program to Tulum was a natural progression. The program's popularity and positive feedback from customers in Cancun have been tremendous. The Insider Experience acts as an in-person problem solver and concierge all wrapped in one, providing added value to our bundled vacation packages and ensuring customers get more than they pay for."

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue, known for its low fares and great service, carries customers to more than 100 destinations throughout the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and Europe. For more information and the best fares, visit jetblue.com.

  1. JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.

  2. Fly-Fi® and live television are available on all JetBlue-operated flights. Coverage area may vary by aircraft. Details on inflight wi-fi and entertainment: https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us

  3. Subject to receipt of government operating authority.

  4. New York (JFK) to Tulum (TQO): One-way only. Book by: 6/14/24 for travel 8/3/2024-10/30/2024 (excludes Thursday and Friday travel).

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240612910818/en/

Contacts

JetBlue Corporate Communications
Tel: +1.718.709.3089
corpcomm@jetblue.com