If a trip to the British Columbia Coast sounds good to you right about now, you’re in luck. It just got a lot easier to get there… for some of you.
A New Option
The airline just launched non-stop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). For JetBlue, this is a really big deal — it’s the airline’s first routing to Canada.
“The addition of Vancouver to our route map marks an important milestone for JetBlue as our first Canadian destination,” said Andrea Lusso, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning, in a statement. “We look forward to not only introducing our outstanding service and competitive fares to Canadian customers but also providing access to all the cities we serve from New York.”
If You Go
The flights are direct and clock in at just over 6 hours. They’ll be offered daily on Airbus A320 aircraft. To celebrate the new route, JetBlue is offering a limited number of tickets at $119.
A heads up: When we searched, we found Blue Basic fares closer to around $245 each way.
Passengers will enjoy all the on-board service amenities the airline is known for: free broadband internet and DIRECTV, spacious seating, and complimentary snacks and soft drinks.
JetBlue is hoping Canadians will take notice. And Vancouver’s tourism leaders are more than happy to welcome visitors after a tumultuous time navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and border travel restrictions.
“JetBlue’s new direct service to JFK means easier access from an important east coast market and is another significant step for Vancouver towards rebuilding our visitor economy,” said Royce Chwin, President & CEO, Destination Vancouver, in a statement. “Nonstop air service from key North American cities makes our city an even more appealing destination for business events and for leisure travelers; JetBlue couldn’t have made a better choice as its first Canadian destination than Vancouver.”
Vancouver is a prime Canadian destination. It’s home to beautiful gardens, phenomenal parks, and, surprisingly, an impressive selection of Asian food.