Get excited Canada, starting next summer, JetBlue will fly from New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) to Vancouver (YVR)! The YVR route is part of a larger expansion by JetBlue, which also includes six new routes in US, and Latin America;

    • San Antonio (SAT)
    • Kansas City (MCI)
    • Milwaukee (MKE)
    • Asheville (AVL)
    • Vancouver, Canada (YVR)
    • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
    • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)

(Photo: Business Wire)

While we have to wait on the details of equipment, and cabin service JetBlue would fly on the JFK-YVR route, I am personally hoping that it includes the Mint Suite™ – JetBlue’s premium cabin service.

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Current Mint Routes in the US (from NYC) include;

  • Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
  • Los Angeles area
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
  • San Diego, CA (SAN)
  • San Francisco area
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)

Currently, there are no direct service flights between JFK and YVR. Although, Air Canada flies daily between YVR and EWR. Canada recently lost the beloved Cathay First Class service between JFK and YVR (fifth freedom route), and while not First Class, JetBlue’s Mint Suites will definitely excite the premium cabin flyers on that route. Current JetBlue fleet predominantly includes A321, and A320 aircrafts.

Further details on the route expansion announcement from JetBlue;

  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and:

    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
      • Launching October 2021
      • “Today is an exciting day as we not only welcome a phenomenal new airline partner in JetBlue but also new nonstop service to Boston and New York. Boston has been our largest unserved market for many years and we’re thrilled that JetBlue is planting its roots in San Antonio to offer more options to our traveling public,’ said Jesus H. Saenz, Jr., IAP, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System.
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) (a) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
      • Launching December 2021
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) (a) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
      • First Quarter 2022
      • “We are delighted to have been selected as a JetBlue city for 2022. Puerto Vallarta’s offering of year-round sunshine, wealth of beaches with sea-to-mountain views, and inclusive, authentic experiences provides an ideal getaway for a broad range of travelers seeking a safe, easy-to-access tropical destination.” said Luis Villaseñor, Director General for Puerto Vallarta Tourism. “The New York metropolitan area is an incredibly important source market and JetBlue’s decision to launch a route from JFK International to Puerto Vallartarecognizes the destination’s continued appeal among U.S. travelers while providing an opportunity to welcome first-time visitors in the New Year.”
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
      • Launching Second Quarter 2022
      • “JetBlue’s decision to add Kansas City to its growing network further validates this region’s position as the economic engine in the heart of America,” said Pat Klein, director of aviation, Kansas City Aviation Department.
  • Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
      • Launching Second Quarter 2022
      • “This is exciting news for travelers throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. JetBlue has been one of the most requested airlines for MKE, and we are happy to help bring this new service to MKE in 2022,” Airport Director Brian Dranzik said. “These new nonstop flights to Boston and New York-JFK will be a fantastic option for travelers coming to and from Milwaukee.”
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (a) and
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) [seasonal]
      • Launching Summer 2022
      • “We’re delighted that JetBlue has selected Vancouver as its first Canadian destination with service from YVR to New York City and Boston,” said Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “As we move through the pandemic and prepare for a safe and healthy return to non-essential travel, this new service, scheduled for Summer 2022, gives us all something to look forward to. By selecting YVR, JetBlue has signaled a vote of confidence in our region as a premier destination, and our airport as a trusted partner, that together will attract a mix of business and leisure travelers when the time is right to fly again.”
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) [seasonal]
      • Launching Summer 2022
      • “It is an exhilarating day for western North Carolina when we learn that JetBlue is adding Asheville to their route map,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director of Asheville Regional Airport. “Western North Carolina and Boston are two areas that people want to go, and the nonstop flights will be incredible for air travelers. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with JetBlue, and can’t wait to paint the town BLUE in 2022!”