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JetBlue’s Mint Business Class Takes Off to Canada and Puerto Rico

Mint is launching on six new routes, San Juan is adding six destinations, and JFK is introducing two flights to the Caribbean

by Fergus Cole

May 9, 2024

Photo: Mint Classic. Courtesy of JetBlue

JetBlue is expanding its network by introducing new routes and expanding its Mint business class on multiple routes, providing enhanced comfort and fine dining options for its premium passengers.

The New York-based carrier has added new services to the Caribbean as part of this expansion, reaffirming its position as the dominant carrier in Puerto Rico and boosting its Mint product on some new groundbreaking routes.

In particular, the airline plans to roll out the Mint experience on two more routes this summer, followed by four additional routes in the fall.

Mint to Canada and Puerto Rico

JetBlue will launch its Mint business class service to Canada for the first time on July 21. The service will be available on daily flights from New York (JFK) to Vancouver (YVR).

The next day, July 22, Mint will become available on JetBlue’s daily service from JFK to San Juan (SJU), marking the first time Mint has been taken to Puerto Rico.

Photo: Mint Classic. Courtesy of JetBlue

From October 25, Mint will be offered on JetBlue’s daily, seasonal service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) to Phoenix (PHX).

Mint will also become available on JetBlue’s twice-daily seasonal services from Fort Lauderdale to Las Vegas (LAS) and on its twice-daily seasonal services to Phoenix from both JFK and Boston (BOS) from October 27. This means that every JetBlue flight in and out of Phoenix will include the Mint offering.

“Our customers repeatedly share their love for our award-winning Mint experience, which is why we’re excited to expand this unique, premium service to even more destinations,” said Marty St. George, president of JetBlue.

“The JetBlue Mint experience is designed with customer-first, residential touches that seamlessly bring the comforts of home to the sky, including fully lie-flat seats, restaurant-quality dining, and thoughtful amenities. We are confident that customers in Phoenix, Vancouver, and San Juan will appreciate this elevated service and the expanded travel possibilities that come with it.”

Puerto Rico’s Flag Carrier

In addition to the new Mint routes, JetBlue will expand its services from San Juan by adding six new flights, further strengthening its position as Puerto Rico’s most connected airline.

Starting October 27, JetBlue will offer daily flights from San Juan to Providence (PVD) in Rhode Island and Westchester (HPN) in New York State.

Photo: Courtesy of JetBlue

Additionally, a daily service to Cibao International Airport (STI) in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and a three-weekly service to Cancun (CUN) will be added on October 28.

JetBlue will also add a four-weekly service to Medellin (MDE) on October 29, followed by a daily service to St. Croix (STX) in the U.S. Virgin Islands on December 12.

With these new routes, JetBlue will offer an average of 40 daily flights to 18 destinations from its three Puerto Rican airports in San Juan, Aguadilla (BQN) and Ponce (PSE).

Photo: Courtesy of Invest Puerto Rico

“JetBlue has been a proud part of the Puerto Rican community for over twenty years, and we’re excited to deepen our roots with this expansion,” said St. George. “Our decades-long history with this vibrant community drives our enthusiasm to not only increase our service but also strengthen our relationships and presence in the region.

“We are excited to continue growing alongside the Puerto Rican community, ensuring that JetBlue remains a key partner in connecting the people of Puerto Rico.”

In addition to its Mint expansion and enhancement of Puerto Rican services, JetBlue also announced it will launch two new routes from New York JFK to the Caribbean – one to St. Vincent’s Argyle International Airport (SVD) and another Bonaire International Airport (BON) – although flight frequencies and launch dates have yet to be confirmed.