JetBlue has welcomed passengers on its first ever non-stop flight from the USA to the Bahamas.

The flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport on 4 November to Lynden Pindling International Airport in the island’s capital. The direct service aims to simplify travel between the two cities.

“As we have seen, this direct link between coasts will open doors for countless travellers to experience the beauty, warmth and rich heritage of our country without the hassle of multiple connections,” said the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Bahamas deputy prime minister and minister of tourism, investments and aviation. “We are thrilled to continue welcoming passengers on the new JetBlue service, ensuring their arrival to our shores is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Passengers on the first JetBlue flight were greeted with a spirited and traditional Bahamian Junkanoo welcome.

“We are excited to introduce a new option to connect our customers in Los Angeles to the destinations they want to fly,” said Erik Hildebrandt, director, domestic cities, JetBlue. “This new service to Nassau will bring more great service and everyday low fares to more customers, will expand our network and international presence in the Caribbean and open a direct option to Nassau, a world class and popular destination.”

Photo courtesy of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation

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