In their newest announcement, JetBlue has said they will begin flying from New York’s JFK Airport to Puerto Vallarta International next year. This is the latest in a slew of new or resuming itineraries the low-cost airline will be embarking on, come this summer.
With the new addition of Puerto Vallarta, a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, JetBlue will soon be transporting guests direct from JFK to 3 sunny Mexican destinations. Cancun on the Yucatán Peninsula, bordering the Caribbean Sea, has always been a popular route for New Yorkers looking to switch hustle and bustle for pina coladas and pristine beaches.
In only a few weeks time, June 17 to be exact, New York and Los Angeles direct to Los Cabos on the southern tip of Mexico’s California Baja Peninsula will become two of JetBlue’s newest itineraries.
The upcoming addition of flights to Puerto Vallarta was no shot in the dark for JetBlue. The continued appeal of the west coast hamlet among U.S. travelers was proven in a study by tourism boards showing that Puerto Vallarta has had the best recovery in Mexico for hotel occupancy in 2020.
This is a trend that continues to be on the uptick in 2021, largely due to the tropical destination currently being in the “green” zone of Mexico’s “traffic light” pandemic safety system. The low risk of contagion is thanks to strict adherence to Covid-19 safety measures in the area.
Throughout the pandemic, where tourism fell to all time lows, the hotels and tourist destinations took the opportunity to undergo many upgrades and refurbishments, hoping to entice travelers back as the world opened up. It is working and, now with new itineraries from JetBlue, the area looks to be to bouncing back quite nicely.
Guests enjoying the cheaper fares JetBlue offers are also excited about the airline’s brand new foray into Canada. Summer 2022 will see flights from New York and Boston head to the Great White North for the first time.