JetBlue Airlines is bringing its Mint Experience flights to Barbados later this year, and with it, a premium travel option for travellers coming out of the Eastern region of the United States.

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and JetBlue recently announced plans to offer the Mint experience from New York???s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Barbados.

JetBlue is scheduled to operate one roundtrip on Saturdays between November 7, 2015, and April 30, 2016, and one roundtrip flight daily between December 19, 2015, and January 4, 2016.

The flight will depart JFK at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at 3:02 p.m., while the return flight will depart at 4:15 p.m., arriving at JFK at 8:30 p.m.??Speaking about the introduction of the Mint Experience to Barbados, BTMI Director USA Petra Roach, said that it was ???an amazing win for the island of Barbados???.

???Barbados has a long history with luxury airline offerings. We were the only leisure destination to host the Concorde service from London for many years, and now to be the first home of JetBlue???s Mint service outside of the US is a reflection of the strength of our burgeoning partnership and JetBlue???s continued support of Barbados as a destination. We are thrilled to be a part of this new way to fly with JetBlue, where the customers??? premium vacation experience starts the moment they step onto the plane,??? she added.

Executive Vice President, Customer Experience at JetBlue, Marty St. George, pointed out that he expected the Mint service to do well in the Caribbean. ???Ever since we launched Mint, customers have been asking us where we will take it next. We reinvented transcontinental flying with Mint, and we anticipate demand for an enhanced product will be equally strong for these Caribbean destinations,??? he said.

The Mint experience includes private suites; the widest seat and longest fully flat bed in the US domestic market; tapas style dining; custom amenity kits; and 15-inchflat screen televisions with free entertainment.

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