NEW YORKAmerican budget flight specialist JetBlue Airways announced that it has officially launched a new route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Puerto Vallarta’s Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), with the first flight arriving in Puerto Vallarta on Feb. 19.

The airline will operate the Puerto Vallarta route four times weekly.

Enabled by JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA), Puerto Vallarta service brings JetBlue to its third destination in Mexico and further expands the airline’s significant presence across Latin America and the Caribbean, while diversifying and advancing its New York focus city strategy.

JetBlue continues to grow beyond the U.S. with over 30 international destinations in more than two dozen countries. JetBlue also becomes the only airline to serve Puerto Vallarta with nonstop service from New York-JFK and now offers more weekly flights between greater New York City and the Mexican Pacific coast destination than any other airline.

The US carrier will deploy a mix of both the Airbus A321neo and A320 jets on the New York - Puerto Vallarta route.