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JetBlue’s first flight to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) took flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday, November 4th. This is not only the first time JetBlue has connected Los Angeles to The Bahamas, but the first ever nonstop on the route across all airlines.
The flights will run 1x weekly on Saturdays on an Airbus A320. It’s great to see that JetBlue is offering its Mint product on this long route for passengers looking to splurge for lie-flat seats. This is not the only new Caribbean route for JetBlue. It recently launched new flights between New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) in St. Kitts and Nevis (more here).
Erik Hildebrandt, Director of Domestic Cities at JetBlue, said:
We are excited to introduce a new option to connect our customers in Los Angeles to the destinations they want to fly. This new service to Nassau will bring more great service and everyday low fares to more customers, will expand our network and international presence in the Caribbean and open a direct option to Nassau, a world class and popular destination.”
JetBlue might be first, but in June I wrote about how Alaska Airlines is also adding this route in December. Alaska will begin service to Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) beginning on December 15th from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The Seattle route will see 3x weekly service on a Boeing 737 MAX. Los Angeles flyers get 4x weekly flights with a Boeing 737 MAX 9 covering the route.
Anthony’s Take: Flyers in Southern California will soon have two options to get to The Bahamas nonstop. JetBlue might be first, but Alaska will offer greater frequency this winter.
(Image Credits: Alaska Airlines and KJO via Threshold Forum.)
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