On Wednesday, Aruba welcomed the first JetBlue non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA).
To celebrate this much anticipated inaugural flight, Aruba and JetBlue treated passengers aboard flight 1411 to a festive day of gifts and appreciative gestures, starting with authentic Aruban decorations and ambiance at the Fort Lauderdale departure gate and concluding with a spirited reception at Reina Beatrix Aruba International Airport.
“Airlift is imperative to our tourism success – and this new daily service allows Aruba to cater to our key Fort Lauderdale market, while also serving as a crucial feeder market for US westerners who have shown an increased propensity to visit Aruba in recent years,” said Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) CEO Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes. “JetBlue remains an esteemed partner in accommodating the growing demand for travel to our One happy island — welcoming visitors to enjoy our year-round sunshine, stunning white sand beaches and celebrated authentic culture.”
Following take-off, JetBlue flight attendants helped kick off the party by playing inflight Bingo with all passengers, raffling off special prizes. The travelers received an illustrious welcome upon landing with a lively greeting outside the gangway by Carnival dancers and Steel band performers.