US low-cost carrier JetBlue is to begin non-stop daily flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Ecuador’s Guayaquil.
Tickets on the route are already up for sale, the carrier announced in a press release, adding that it chose to add the route to its network after seeing it “suffering from high fares and limited service choices”.
JetBlue’s new service will begin December 5, departing JFK at 14:00 and landing in Guayaquil at 21:04 local time.
The carrier will use Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Guayaquil is considered a gateway to the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands.
“With quick and easy flight access from Guayaquil, travelers can get up close and personal with wildlife while surrounded by unique landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world,” the airline stated.
Guayaquil marks the sixth city served by JetBlue in South America, with the airline first launching daily services between Fort Lauderdale and Quito in 2016. It also flies to the Guayaquil from Fort Lauderdale.
Nearly one third of JetBlue flights operate on Latin American routes, serving 40 destinations across the region.