Later this year, JetBlue is set to launch its longest nonstop route. The airline will offer flights between New York's JFK and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The carrier is planning to launch the daily service on December 5.
Currently, JetBlue flies from Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil and Quito, but with the airline's A321neo aircraft, which can fly at a longer range, JetBlue will be able to offer nonstop flights between New York and Guayaquil. The new competition should get travelers excited. The only other airline to offer direct flights between New York and Guayaquil is LATAM Ecuador.
Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city and is home to more than two million people. The big advantage of flying to Guayaquil is that it's the gateway to the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador's largest city is also close to the Pacific Ocean.
Flights will leave JFK at 2pm and arrive in Guayaquil at 9:04pm. Return flights will leave Guayaquil at 10:55pm and arrive in New York at 5:13, the next day.
Even though JetBlue has reason to celebrate its longest flight, it has bigger plans down the road. In April, JetBlue announced that it would offer flights between New York and London. While the New York to Guayaquil route will be over 230 miles longer than its current longest route, the New York to London one will be the longest flight the airline will offer at nearly 3,500 miles.