JetBlue jets off from Newark to Aruba, its fourth route to the island
JetBlue began Newark to Aruba on 21 November, supplementing its existing Aruba routes from Boston, New York JFK, and Fort Lauderdale.
This is one part of JetBlue’s strong growth at Newark this winter, with multiple new transcontinental and sun-focused routes.
Operating three-weekly, JetBlue’s 3,150-kilometre service to Aruba using both A320s and Mint-equipped A321s. It competes directly with an 11-weekly United service.
In 2019, JetBlue had 636,000 seats to/from Aruba, up by 18% YOY, meaning it had an 18.6% share of the airport’s capacity. The carrier chose Aruba to be its first airport in the Caribbean to have entry testing on arrival.
Aruba Airport Authority’s CEO, Joost Meijs, said: “We’re ecstatic that jetBlue, our airline partner of 14 years has decided to expand its presence with nonstop service to Aruba from New York – Newark.”