JamaicaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s black, green and gold flew high at jetBlueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fort Lauderdale counter on April 30. Celebrating its inaugural flight from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport to Kingston Jamaica, jetBlue executives and ground staff alike worked to make passengers feel the Jamaican spirit. The airline claims it is addressing a need.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When we look at the destinations and the demonstrated needs, there is a gap in serving the Jamaican community,Ã¢â‚¬Â explained Albert Ruiz, the airlineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s marketing manager for the United States southeast region. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t ignore the fact that we have 70,000 Jamaicans in the Broward County area and another 50,000 in Miami-Dade. So there are 120,000 Jamaicans that need reliable service and what better way than for us to start servicing these customers from Fort Lauderdale.Ã¢â‚¬Â