JetBlue begins JFK to Georgetown, Guyana; now third airline in market
JetBlue began New York JFK to Georgetown, Guyana, on 11 December.
The 4,086-kilometre route to Northeast South America initially operates four-weekly using 200-seat A321neos. It then becomes once-daily non-stop from early S21, the carrier’s website shows.
JetBlue is now the third operator on this route. It joins Caribbean Airlines with three weekly services, later rising to four, and Eastern Airlines’ B767-operated thrice-weekly service (currently five-weekly around Christmastime).
JetBlue’s JFK service will be supplemented by San Juan, although this service will operate only from 15 January until 8 February.
Booking data obtained from OAG Traffic Analyser reveals that just shy of 199,000 flew between JFK and Georgetown in 2019. Over 122,000 non-stop P2P traffic was carried, almost all by Caribbean Airlines.
Of indirect traffic, almost 50,000 flew via Port of Spain with the same operator.
The market had a strong average one-fare fare (excluding any fuel surcharge, ancillaries, and taxes) of US$423 last year.