JetBlue will begin flying to Lima, the capital of Peru from this November, offering daily flights from its Fort Lauderdale base on Airbus A320 aircraft. With flights to Lima, the Peruvian capital will become JetBlue’s southernmost destination and it’s fourth in South America. The other three-all in Colombia are Bogota, Cartagena and Medellin. Overall, Lima will be JetBlue’s 81st destination.
Connecting service to Lima via Fort Lauderdale will be available from several JetBlue’s other destinations including Boston, Hartford, New York JFK, Newark, Liberty, Raleigh/ Durham and Washington Reagan National.
According to Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s VP of network planning, With Lima as the first destination in Peru and southernmost destination in the network, the JetBlue is confident of penetration of South America. Destinations in Latin America and Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue’s route network.
The 21st November launch of Fort Lauderdale –Lima route is subject to regulatory approval.