JetBlue Takes on Los Cabos from Both Coasts
As demand for summer travel heats up, JetBlue lands a hot new destination
June 20, 2021
JetBluenow services San José del Cabo’s Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), strengthening its bid to become a formidable international carrier. The first roundtrip flights between the popular Mexican destination and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) started last week, as did the first flight roundtrip flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Cabos. JetBlue’s Los Cabos service from the East and West Coasts now operates daily.
Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Los Cabos is actually a place of two destinations: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo – both major tourist spots and among the most popular such locations in Mexico. San Jose del Cabo offers a laid-back vibe and thriving arts scene with boutique shops, while Cabo San Lucas features a more bustling pace with a large number of restaurants and bars and a party scene to match. Los Cabos is home to award-winning resorts, private villas and culinary offerings considered some of the finest available anywhere. A growing list of championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-renowned sport fishing tournaments and a variety of activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding and many more vacation “musts” make Los Cabos much more than a beach destination.
“JetBlue’s new direct routes to Los Cabos are evidence of the destination’s resilience and loyalty from our American travelers, which make up for 80 percent of all international travelers. The LAX and JFK routes will further help Los Cabos to be more competitive in these markets and offer non-stop accommodations to leisure and corporate travelers looking for a one-of-a-kind travel experience,” said Rodrigo Esponda, Managing Director of Los Cabos Tourism Board.
Serving Los Cabos from New York and Los Angeles supports the airline’s long-term network strategy and grows its focus cities.
“With demand for travel the strongest it’s been in more than a year, our new nonstop flights between the East and West Coasts and Los Cabos are perfectly timed for customers looking for a much-needed escape this summer,” said Andrea Lusso, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “At the same time, our newest international destination grows our presence in Latin America and helps further our network strategies in the Northeast and Southern California.”
JetBlue is operating Los Cabos routes using its Airbus A320 aircraft featuring “the most legroom in coach”; as well as free Fly-Fi, the “fastest broadband internet in the sky”; complimentary unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; and free, live DIRECTV programming at every seat.