November 4, 2023 marked a significant milestone as The Islands of The Bahamas and JetBlue jointly welcomed passengers on the airline’s first nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau, the booming capital of The Bahamas. The new direct service is poised to simplify travel between these two coasts, enhancing accessibility to the coveted Caribbean paradise renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters and vibrant culture.
«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 & Aviation. «We are thrilled to continue welcoming passengers on the new JetBlue service, ensuring their arrival to our shores is nothing short of extraordinary.»
The first JetBlue flight #2710 from Los Angeles arrived Saturday at Lynden Pindling International Airport where passengers were greeted and embraced in true Bahamian style, with a spirited and traditional Bahamian Junkanoo welcome, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience in The Bahamas.
«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.»
Travellers arriving in Nassau and Paradise Island are welcomed with numerous luxury resorts, diverse dining, shopping, a vibrant nightlife and endless authentic Bahamian culture – from art exhibits to historical landmarks. The bustling capital also serves as the launch pad and gateway to unlock the splendour of all 16 unique islands in The Bahamas.
«We are thrilled that it is now easier than ever for those in Los Angeles to reach Nassau and Paradise Island to experience all that these two islands have to offer,» said Joy Jibrilu, CEO, Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. «From outstanding accommodations and beautiful beaches to delicious dining and authentic cultural experiences, Nassau and Paradise Island are full of Bahamian spirit, and we look forward to welcoming those from the West Coast with JetBlue’s new direct service.»
JetBlue, known for its low fares and great service, features the most legroom in coach (a); fast, free and unlimited high-speed Fly-Fi (b); complimentary name-brand snacks and drinks; and seatback entertainment at every seat. The new route will also offer customers JetBlue’s award-winning Mint premium experience, featuring its lie-flat seats, innovative design touches and a restaurant-style small plate dining concept from Delicious Hospitality Group (DHG).
The direct flights will operate once weekly, departing both Los Angeles and Nassau on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and 4:42 p.m., respectively. Travellers can learn about the new service and the destination by visiting JetBlue.com, Bahamas.com and NassauParadiseIsland.com.