Curaçao tourism officers say a steadily rising demand from the U.S. market in addition to a longstanding and confirmed partnership with, JetBlue and island stakeholders, have resulted within the US-based airline rising its flights into the Dutch-speaking Caribbean nation.
Financial Improvement Minister, Ruisandro Cijntje, stated 2022 was a record-breaking yr for the native tourism trade.
“As of November, whole US arrivals exceeded our targets, attaining 152 p.c of our goal guests out of the US market and we’re assured this upcoming yr will proceed on that path. These extra flights are a testomony to that.
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“Whereas welcoming new guests, we stay devoted to preserving that which makes our island so fascinating – a spot you may immerse your self in our native artwork, tradition, delicacies, sunshine and journey – and we sit up for welcoming new guests anticipating one thing distinctive and sharing the great thing about our island,” Cijntje added.
The Curaçao Vacationer Board (CTB) stated starting April 6, JetBlue will add two extra flights from John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport, rising the continuous route from three days per week to 5 days.
It stated with the elevated variety of flights, roundtrip routes will likely be obtainable on a Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rotation. Within the final yr, Curaçao has skilled elevated demand out of the US market, and the momentum continues with a 20 p.c projected enhance in American guests from 2022 to 2023.
The CTB stated this enhance is largely as a result of openings of a number of new resorts, together with the rebranding and renovations of current resorts throughout the island.
“The elevated improvement of properties backed by the world’s premier hospitality manufacturers has helped visibility of the island and JetBlue’s implementation of elevated flight service is anticipated to match the corresponding journey demand,” it added.