Grenada Broadcasting Network

14th July 2024

  

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The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has announced that JetBlue is adding additional service to the destination in time for its biggest cultural festival, Spicemas.

From August 7 to September 1, the carrier will operate a second daily nonstop flight.

It will leave New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) airport at 9:50 pm and arrive at Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) at 2:47 in the morning.

The returning flight departs GND at five in the morning and arrives at JFK at ten oclock.

Grenada Tourism Authority Chairman Ronald Dolland says this initiative by Jet Blue offers flexibility for travelers wanting to enjoy the best of both worlds.

He says its a fantastic opportunity for many reasons. it shows Jetblue’s commitment he says to the destination.

JetBlue has also announced that it will use a bigger aircraft on the Grenada route from June to September moving from the 162 to the 200 seater craft.

CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority, Petra Roach says Grenada remains committed to US tourism growth and most recently welcomed a new sales manager in New York, Shanai St Bernard.

Roach says the USA  continue to be their number one source market, which has about 55%of total business. she adds that from April last year they have seen constant growth.

Airlift is a key success factor for Grenada’s summer festival and the GTA CEO said they are looking forward to a very successful Spice mas.

In addition to Jetblue, Grenada is also serviced by American Airlines through from Miami, along with a seasonal weekly flight from Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturdays.

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