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JetBlue Splashes Down in South America with New Nonstop Service to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Newest route from Ft.  Lauderdale enhances  airline’s international presence and advances focus city growth strategy.

JetBlue has launched new service to Guayaquil, Ecuador. The new service runs between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) with a daily flight and brings JetBlue to a sixth destination in South America.

“From museums and restaurants, to nearby islands and beaches Guayaquil offers something for nearly every JetBlue traveler,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue. “At the same time, new Guayaquil flights bring JetBlue’s service and low fares to yet another new Latin American city while also expanding our international footprint and advancing our focus city growth strategy.”

Home to more than two million people, Guayaquil is buzzing with colorful cityscapes, outdoor gardens and zoos. The city is also a convenient gateway to the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. With quick and easy flight access from Guayaquil, travelers can get up close and personal with wildlife while surrounded by unique landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Guayaquil is the gateway to the Galapagos and to Ecuador.

JetBlue has already seen success in Ecuador. The airline first launched once daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Quito in 2016. In response to customer demand, JetBlue will add a second seasonal daily flight to the Quito route this summer. The expanded Quito service, along with the new Guayaquil flights, advance JetBlue’s position at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. It is one of JetBlue’s fastest-growing focus cities, serving as a convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers.

Additionally, JetBlue customers in a variety of cities beyond Fort Lauderdale – including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia and more – will benefit from the new route with convenient connections through JetBlue’s South Florida focus city.

New service between Fort Lauderdale and Guayaquil operates on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the airline’s signature complimentary and unlimited name-brand snack bar as well as free first-run Hollywood movies. More information: