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Tulum’s new airport, Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport (TQO), opened on December 1st. With this new airport, US carriers have been busy adding service to take advantage of demand for Tulum travel this spring. Delta Air Lines was first out of the gate (more here), Spirit Airlines quickly followed (more here), American Airlines (more here) and United Airlines (more here) also added new flights. Now, JetBlue has announced that it will also fly to Tulum’s new airport starting on June 13th.
JetBlue will offer daily, nonstop flights from New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) using Airbus A320 aircraft with 150 Economy Class seats. This will be the fourth Mexican destination served by JetBlue.
Flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN) have operated for the past 17 years. It now flies there from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
JetBlue also flies to both Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Tulum is located on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and known for its beaches and preserved Mayan ruins. The coastal area also offers mangroves and cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes) for visitors to explore.
David Jehn, Vice President of Network Planning and Airline Partnerships at JetBlue, said:
With picturesque beaches and vibrant cultural heritage, Tulum has proven to be a destination in demand by seamlessly blending ancient and modern, in a country that continues to lead with world-class hospitality. With the new international airport in Tulum, we are able to bring our customers where they want to go, arriving and departing in a brand new, modern, and convenient airport facility while offering the great service and low fares JetBlue is known for.”
To celebrate the new route, JetBlue is offering fares starting at $149 each way.
Anthony’s Take: I’ve been to Cancun several times and the resort factory vibe doesn’t do much for me. I think I’d enjoy the quieter, more peaceful vibe that Tulum offers.
(Featured Image Credit: JetBlue.)
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