Lima Marks Fourth Major South American Destination for JetBlue

By Narayan Ammachchi

U.S. low-cost carrier JetBlue has added new flight routes to South American destinations. In a statement issued last week, JetBlue announced new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, Peru.

Lima will be JetBlue’s fourth destination in South America. “When you look at Lima’s wonderful offerings, including its rich culture, cuisine  and great people, we believe both Florida and Lima residents will benefit greatly from the flight, whether visiting friends and relatives, vacationing or on business,” said Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning for JetBlue Airways.

Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue’s route network. In South America, JetBlue also offers nonstop service between Bogota and both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, as well as nonstop service between Cartagena, Colombia and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

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The airline also announced nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Medellin, Colombia, set to begin in June 2013.