Jun 10. JetBlue, currently engaged in a hostile corporate takeover battle for Spirit Airlines, hasn’t stopped its expansion plans for international routes. Yesterday it officially launched service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), with the first flight arriving in British Columbia on the evening of June 9. With daily nonstop flights from New York, JetBlue continues to advance its transcontinental growth strategy and introduce the airline’s service and low fares to new customers in Canada.
Strengthening JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA) with American Airlines, Vancouver service takes JetBlue to its first destination in Canada, while diversifying its New York focus city strategy. JetBlue also becomes the only airline to serve Vancouver with nonstop service from New York-JFK. Vancouver is one of more than half a dozen new cities recently added to JetBlue’s route map. JetBlue continues to grow beyond the U.S. with over 30 international destinations in more than two dozen countries. In 2022, the NEA will offer nearly 500 daily departures from New York’s three major airports.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a diverse global hub that was named Best Airport in North America for 12th consecutive year by the Skytrax World Airport Awards. YVR was also the only airport in Canada to receive the Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Excellence award, which recognizes airports selected by passengers for providing the highest health, hygiene and safety protocols during the global pandemic.