The first-ever nonstop service between Belize’s Phillip S.W. Goldson Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has begun on JetBlue Airlines.
JetBlue will fly year-round roundtrip flights three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, making New York the 11th U.S. city to do so. The first flight is slated for December 6, 2023.
“We’re thrilled to announce the new partnership between Belize and JetBlue and can’t wait to welcome JetBlue’s first-ever flight to our country in December,” said Hon. Anthony Mahler, Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations. “This is a huge win for our ongoing efforts to make Belize accessible to more U.S. visitors, with JFK being one of the biggest air travel hubs for tens of millions of travelers. We’re excited for JetBlue to join the family of airline partners offering nonstop flight options to Belize and we invite everyone to visit and discover the beauty of this enchanting country and all that it has to offer.”
“JetBlue is committed to delivering exceptional travel experiences to our customers and our expansion to Belize reflects our dedication to connecting customers to the most popular and unique destinations,” said David Jehn, vice president of network planning and partnerships, JetBlue. “We look forward to not only introducing our low fares and great service to Belize customers but also providing access to all the cities we serve from New York.”
Belize is quickly becoming a popular destination for American travelers. As of April 2023, more than 68% of all overnight arrivals to the destination were from the United States.
As one of Central America’s most biodiverse countries, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern and Western Hemispheres, indigenous cultures, mystical Maya caves, pristine Caribbean waters, wondrous aquatic habitats, lush tropical jungles, wildlife reserves, and cascading flora and fauna. As the only English-speaking nation in the region where the U.S. dollar is widely used, Belize makes for an excellent vacation spot full of exciting adventures. Visit Belize’s official website to find out more.