U.S. low-cost airliner JetBlue has introduced a daily non-stop flight service to the Peruvian capital of Lima from Florida’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport. The new Lima flight will cater to an estimated 25,000 Peruvians residing in the United States, in addition to the thousands of Peruvian businessmen that shuttle between North and South America.
New York-based JetBlue is the second US carrier to offer direct flights from the Hollywood International Airport to Lima after Spirit Airlines, which runs a weekly flight to the Andean country.
“The new Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood-Lima schedule allows for convenient connections to/from other destinations in the United States and the Caribbean including: Boston, Mass; New York (JFK, LaGuardia and White Plains); Newark, NJ; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Washington, DC,” stated the carrier in a press release.
JetBlue also said that it considers Lima “one of South America’s main business capitals and also one of the continent’s most exciting tourist destinations.”
“On the fifteenth year anniversary of the signing of an Open Skies agreement between Peru and the U.S., we are happy to see another U.S. carrier offer their services to the people of Peru,” said Michael J. Fitzpatrick, US embassy official in Peru.
JetBlue’s flights between Fort Lauderdale and Lima will be handled by its Airbus A320 fleet.