JetBlue Mint service resumes in February | THE DAILY HERALD

AIRPORT–Airline JetBlue announced this week that Saturday Mint flights to Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) from New York will resume in February 2019. The airline also will launch new Saturday Mint service to St. Maarten from Boston in February.

The company said JetBlue’s Mint flights to St. Maarten are part of the airline’s broader commitment to the Caribbean destination as it increases capacity in the market. JetBlue added that it is once again answering calls from customers for more Mint flights with the addition of two new routes to feature the airline’s popular premium service with lie-flat seating.

JetBlue will operate the seasonal Saturday Mint service between New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport LIR in Liberia, Costa Rica; and between Boston’s Logan International Airport BOS and St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport UVF.

“Adding Mint between these cities means travellers on these routes can finally enjoy a first-class flying experience,” said JetBlue Executive Vice President Commercial and Planning Marty St. George. “When Mint first launched more than four years ago, we knew we had created an unmatchable premium experience, but we could have never imagined Mint would be landing in well over a dozen destinations in such a short time.”

Liberia becomes JetBlue’s first Mint city in Latin America and JetBlue will be the only airline to operate regularly scheduled flights with a lie-flat premium seat between Costa Rica and the U.S. With the addition of Liberia, JetBlue will now serve 12 cities with Mint flights from its New York-JFK focus city. In Boston, where JetBlue is the top airline in both number of flights and number of customers, new St. Lucia Mint service will bring Mint to nine routes from Logan. No other airline in Boston offers a premium lie-flat seat on as many routes.

Mint service offers a completely rethought design and a more personal approach to service, addressing the needs of the modern traveller. Mint features exceptional hospitality from specially trained crewmembers. Favourite Mint features include lie-flat seating, a signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon and Parole, fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper, and dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers based in Mint cities.

Since launching in 2014, Mint has become a favourite way for celebrities, technology executives, creatives and entrepreneurs to travel across the country. Mint was recognised by Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, which honours innovative and disruptive design that pushes boundaries and seeks to change the world.

All customers will benefit from JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 with Mint aircraft, which features the airline’s new core experience for customers seated throughout the entire aircraft, according to the company on Friday.

Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in coach (a) and power outlets accessible to all customers.

Source: The Daily Herald