JetBlue announces nonstop service between FLL airport and MDE airport

JetBlue Airways has announced that the new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, or FLL, and Jose Maria Cordova International Airport, or MDE, in Medellin is out for sale in the US.

Medellin will be JetBlue's 79th BlueCity and third Colombian destination. Sale fares for US-originating flights are available at for as low as $79 one way from Fort Lauderdale to Medellin for travel between June 13 and July 31, 2013, the company said.

"JetBlue's low fares and award-winning service have worked very well between Florida and Colombia," said John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue Airways. "With Medellin, our third Colombian city, we are certain we'll continue this trend and increase travel between both destinations, whether visiting friends and relatives or visiting the beautiful city of Medellin. Medellin has long been a highly developed city, hosting some of the most important businesses and events in the region. This flight will contribute to the constant business growth between the city and South Florida."

In addition to JetBlue's nonstop service to South Florida, Medellin customers will be able to connect onwards from Fort Lauderdale to other destinations in the US and the Caribbean including: Austin, Texas; Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; New York (JFK and LaGuardia); Newark, NJ; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Washington, DC.

Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue's route network. Medellin will be JetBlue's 79th destination and its third destination in the South American country. JetBlue also offers nonstop service between Bogota and both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida as well as nonstop service between Cartagena and New York's John Kennedy International Airport (JFK).