The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Satur­day, Novem­ber 1st will mark the in­tro­duc­tion of JetBlue's new di­rect ser­vice from Bos­ton, USA to Saint Lu­cia with this new flight op­er­at­ing through­out the win­ter of 2014/2015.

“JetBlue be­gan fly­ing to St. Lu­cia from New York in Oc­to­ber 2009 of­fer­ing di­rect ser­vice three times a week from JFK be­fore rapidly mov­ing to daily ser­vice from this ma­jor US gate­way” said the Di­rec­tor of Tourism Mr. Louis Lewis. He fur­ther added that “The flights proved to be so suc­cess­ful that JetBlue was keen to open up a new gate­way to Saint Lu­cia, and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Saint Lu­cia Tourist Board iden­ti­fied the Bos­ton mar­ket as ideal for travel to Saint Lu­cia. The Jetblue Bos­ton ser­vice will also open up a num­ber of ad­di­tional gate­ways to Saint Lu­cia through the Lo­gan air­port in Bos­ton with spe­cific ben­e­fits to the Mid­West States.

"The con­tin­u­a­tion of the daily ser­vice out of New York and this ad­di­tional once a week ser­vice from Bos­ton is a clear in­di­ca­tion of the con­fi­dence that the JetBlue team has in the cur­rent de­vel­op­ment path of Saint Lu­cia's tourism sec­tor,” added Mr. Lewis.

Ahead of the de­par­ture of this in­au­gu­ral flight the Saint Lu­cia Tourist Board col­lab­o­rated with JetBlue's mar­ket­ing team to stage a se­ries of me­dia, trade and con­sumer pro­mo­tional ac­tiv­i­ties in Bos­ton, namely:

Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 30th -

Me­dia Event fea­tur­ing Chef Nina Comp­ton at Sea­port Test Kitchen, Bos­ton MA.

Fri­day Oc­to­ber 31st -

Saint Lu­cia Flag-Rais­ing Cer­e­mony to com­mem­o­rate the New Ser­vice at Bos­ton City Hall Plaza, Bos­ton MA. Fri­day Oc­to­ber 31st - Meet and Greet of the Saint Lu­cia Bos­ton Di­as­pora Roxbury Col­lege, Roxbury, MA.

The Min­is­ter of Tourism, Her­itage and Cre­ative In­dus­tries, Hon­or­able Lorne Theophilus and other of­fi­cials from the Saint Lu­cia Tourist Board were in attendance at all the ac­tiv­i­ties be­fore de­part­ing Bos­ton for Saint Lu­cia on this in­au­gu­ral flight.

JetBlue has sched­uled its spa­cious 150-seat Air­bus A320 air­craft on this route and of­fers trav­el­ers all the ameni­ties for which the air­line has be­come revered. Com­bined with its ex­tremely com­pet­i­tive fares be­tween the USA and St. Lu­cia, it is ex­pected to stim­u­late sig­nif­i­cantly more vis­i­tors for the is­land this win­ter pe­riod.

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Jet Blue and St Lu­cia tourism of­fi­cials with chef Nina Comp­ton (c) at a me­dia event

in Bos­ton.

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