JetBlue Airways will begin flights to Newark and Palm Beach from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin international airport in Puerto Rico in 2012.

The carrier will operate daily to Newark from 25 April and to Palm Beach from 15 May, taking the total number of destinations served from San Juan to 13.

"San Juan is the cornerstone of our growth in the Caribbean; today's announcement reinforces that commitment. As Puerto Rico's number one carrier, JetBlue continues to seek growth opportunities," said JetBlue's director of route planning John Checketts.

JetBlue will compete against Continental Airlines on the San Juan-Newark route. Continental operates 18 flights weekly, schedules in Innovata show. JetBlue will be the only airline operating between San Juan and Palm Beach.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news