JetBlue Launches Westchester To Nassau Flights
In less than a month, JetBlue will begin direct flights from Westchester County Airport to Nassau in the Bahamas, the airline’s first international flights from Westchester.
But the flights, starting Nov. 15, won’t require any U.S. customs checks here, because passengers boarding in the Bahamas are “pre-cleared” there, said a JetBlue spokesman and Peter Scherrer, general manager of the Westchester airport.
Scherrer said the local airport could only accept flights from airports — including several in the Caribbean — where passengers go through U.S. customs checks before returning to the country. “If they didn’t have pre-clearance we wouldn’t be able to get flights in here,” he said.
When the Nassau service begins, JetBlue will fly one flight in and out every day, said airline spokesman Mateo Lleras.airlines, travel