Low-cost carrier JetBlue is going to introduce two more daily scheduled flights between Mexico City and the US state of Florida.
From September 6 onward, there will be two daily round trips, each on the Orlando-Mexico City and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood-Mexico City routes.
JetBlue first landed in Mexico City in 2015 with one daily round trip flight from each of its Florida focus cities. The rising air traffic was the reason for the carrier to add more flights on these routes.
Original flight times could not accommodate all customers’ scheduling needs and did not align well with a portion of connecting traffic, according to the airliner. Analysts say the increase in flight frequency will benefit business travelers.
“Our ability to now offer Mexico City service twice daily with improved flight times between these two growing Florida focus cities positions JetBlue for even greater success in one of the most important major markets in the Americas,” said John Checketts, Vice President of network planning at JetBlue.
The carrier said it will only charging $99 for a one-way trip.
Fort Lauderdale is JetBlue’s major hub, from where it operates flights to nearly 60 destinations. The expanded service also widens its operations in Orlando, from where it operates up to 70 daily flights to nearly 30 destinations.
“JetBlue’s growth in the broader Latin America and Caribbean network continues to make up nearly a third of the airline’s flying capacity,” the airliner said in a statement.