Ecuador Expansion: JetBlue Increases International Flights with New Guayaquil Service

October 25, 2018 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 25, 2018--JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced that new flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international Airport (FLL) and Guayaquil, Ecuador’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) are now on sale with the route set to launch on February 28, 2019 (a). JetBlue is offering an introductory fare on the airline’s latest international route starting at just $89 one way from Fort Lauderdale (b).

“With nearly a third of JetBlue’s capacity already in the Caribbean and Latin America, new flights between south Florida and Guayaquil advance JetBlue’s leadership in this important region,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue. “At the same time JetBlue will connect customers with a unique city full of attractions and the gateway to the Galapagos.”

Guayaquil becomes JetBlue’s sixth destination in South America, second in Ecuador and expands the airline’s broader reach into Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years, the airline’s network strategy has focused on enhancing international markets which has translated into service in 22 countries. JetBlue’s footprint outside of the U.S. continues to grow as the airline adds and increases routes to more than a dozen unique island destinations in the Caribbean and in various cities in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia.


The new service also advances JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. It is one of JetBlue’s fastest-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. The airline also recently expanded its operation to new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth.

Additionally, JetBlue customers in a variety cities beyond Fort Lauderdale – including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia and more – will benefit from the new route with convenient connections through JetBlue’s south Florida focus city.

Daily Schedule between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE)
Beginning February 28, 2019 (southbound) & March 1, 2019 (northbound)
FLL - GYE Flight #1255             GYE - FLL Flight #1256
7:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.             12:45 a.m. – 5:21 a.m.

New service between Fort Lauderdale and Guayaquil will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the airline’s award-winning service with comfortable seating; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks; free first-run Hollywood movies; and the most legroom in coach (c).

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to 100+ cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit

(a) Subject to receipt of government operating authority.

(b) Blue fare shown. Fares are base fares only, must be purchased by 10/26/18 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only between 03/04/2019 – 06/04/2019. Fares will be higher for flights from GYE due to higher government taxes/fees. Fare is subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; is valid for new bookings only; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable and nontransferable. Fares not available for purchase via Online Travel Agencies Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, CheapTickets, LowestFare or Priceline. Taxes and fees apply to Award Flights, are the responsibility of the customer, and will vary based on your departure and destination cities. The amount of taxes and fees required for an Award Flight is listed next to the applicable point requirement and is subject to change as required by law.  View details on government taxes and fees. Checked Baggage Allowance/Fees:  For Blue fares, first checked bag is $30 and second bag is $40. For Blue Plus, first checked bag is included and second bag is $35. For Blue Flex fares, two checked bags are included.  Additional Baggage Terms (all fares):  Additional bags (over two) are $150 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately.  View baggage fees and other optional services and feesChange/Cancellation Fees:  All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight’s departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: $75 per person fee plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only for changes. Changes and cancellations made less than 60 days from departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: fares under $100, $75 per person plus difference in fare; fares between $100 and $149.99, $100 per person plus difference in fare; and fares of $150 or more, $150 per person plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only.  View Change/Cancel fees informationAdditional Change/Cancellation Terms (all fares):  For changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). Proper documentation required for boarding.  Flight terms and conditions apply.

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

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