JetBlue to offer new service from South Florida to Aruba

A JetBlue plane. (Getty Images)

A JetBlue plane. (Getty Images)

JetBlue is launching a new flight from South Florida to Aruba.

The daily flights begin Jan. 4 and will travel nonstop between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport.

One-way tickets to Aruba start at $99. The airline already offers flights to Aruba from New York and Boston.

“Of Aruba’s total 1.22 million stay-over visitors in 2015, we welcomed a 7.7 percent increase in U.S. travelers,” Aruba Tourism Minister Otmar Oduber said in a news release. “As Aruba grows annually, JetBlue remains a valuable partner in accommodating the increased demand for travel to our One happy island — where year-round sunshine, award winning beaches and diverse culture are only the beginning of the Aruba adventure.”

According to JetBlue, the flights will leave Fort Lauderdale at 11:22 a.m., arriving in Aruba at 3:24 p.m. The return flights will depart Aruba at 4:20 p.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 6:25 p.m.