- Year-round service to three Caribbean cities planned -
- Now offering 31 destinations from Boston -
BOSTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:
JBLU), Boston's leading airline with service to more destinations than any
other carrier, today announces the first step of plans to grow its focus city
at Logan International Airport in 2009, giving its customers more choices to
Customer-favorite JetBlue will add new or expanded service to 12 business
and leisure destinations across the United States and Caribbean, adding
further depth to its already robust schedule of service to 31 cities in seven
countries from Boston. Boston is JetBlue's second-largest base of operations,
with a growing base of nearly 1,200 local crewmembers.
More flights across the United States
Beginning May 1, JetBlue will resume flights between Boston and San
Francisco International Airport with a seasonal nonstop service. JetBlue will
also add a second daily flight on routes to Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago (O'Hare);
Pittsburgh; and Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; a third daily flight to Buffalo, N.Y.
and L.A./Long Beach, Calif.; a sixth and seventh daily flight to Washington
(Dulles); and a ninth and tenth daily flight to New York (JFK).
Destination Added flights Total daily departures
Buffalo, N.Y. 1 3
Charlotte, N.C. 1 2
Chicago (O'Hare) 1 2
L.A./Long Beach, Calif. 1 3
New York (JFK) 2 10
Pittsburgh 1 2
Raleigh/Durham, N.C. 1 2
San Francisco 1 1
Washington (Dulles) 2 7
Expanded Caribbean service
In May, JetBlue will resume seasonal nonstop service to Bermuda and also
add daily nonstop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, a previously winter-only
route. New nonstop service to St. Maarten, a new route beginning February 14,
2009, will operate year-round on Saturdays. JetBlue also offers nonstop
service to Aruba and Cancun, Mexico, year-round; to Nassau, Bahamas throughout
the winter season; and to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic this holiday
season (December 18, 2009 - January 5, 2009).
Destination Added flights Total daily departures
Bermuda 1 1
San Juan, Puerto Rico 1 1
St. Maarten 1 weekly 1 weekly
JetBlue's summer 2009 destinations from Boston include:
Aruba New York (JFK)
Austin, Texas Oakland, Calif.
Bermuda Orlando, Fla.
Buffalo, N.Y. Pittsburgh
Cancun, Mexico Raleigh, N.C.
Charlotte, N.C. Richmond, Va.
Chicago (O'Hare) San Diego
Denver San Francisco
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fort Myers, Fla. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jacksonville, Fla. Seattle
Las Vegas St. Maarten
L.A./Long Beach, Calif. Tampa, Fla.
Nassau, Bahamas Washington (Dulles)
New Orleans West Palm Beach, Fla.
"With the addition of more flights to 12 top destinations, JetBlue is
making it easier than ever to do business in and out of Boston," said
JetBlue's Vice President of Planning Marty St. George. "With our expanded
schedule, easy, same-day trips between Boston and the nation's top business
centers like Charlotte and Raleigh are now a breeze. And when you're ready for
a break, our new year-round flights to places like St. Maarten and San Juan
make getting away even easier - and more comfortable."
"This expanded effort is proof that Boston's economy remains strong," said
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. "Despite difficult economic times, families and
business people from all over the world continue to make Boston one of their
"This expansion of service by JetBlue is good news for Boston Logan
International Airport and the millions of passengers who choose to fly from
New England's gateway," said Ed Freni, Director of Aviation for the
Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Logan. "In four short
years, JetBlue has become a favorite of passengers and now flies nonstop to
more destinations than any other carrier. Their success here is indicative of
the strong market in Boston for business and leisure travel."
Cape Air connections throughout New England
Customers traveling through Boston from most destinations may also take
advantage of convenient connecting service operated by JetBlue's marketing
partner, Cape Air, to fly onward to some of New England's most beautiful
destinations including Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and
Provincetown, Mass., and Rutland/Killington, Vt.
About JetBlue Airways
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on
value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as
much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of
Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced
complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft
"BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's
first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with
meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service
disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for
details. JetBlue serves 51 cities with 600 daily flights. New service to
Bogota, Colombia, and San Jose, Costa Rica, begins in 2009. With JetBlue, all
seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an
overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call
1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which
represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and
are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many
factors, including, without limitation, our extremely competitive industry;
increases in fuel prices, maintenance costs and interest rates; our ability to
implement our growth strategy, including the ability to operate reliably the
EMBRAER 190 aircraft and our new terminal at JFK; our significant fixed
obligations; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and
maintain our culture as we grow; our reliance on high daily aircraft
utilization; our dependence on the New York metropolitan market and the effect
of increased congestion in this market; our reliance on automated systems and
technology; our being subject to potential unionization; our reliance on a
limited number of suppliers; changes in or additional government regulation;
changes in our industry due to other airlines' financial condition; and
external geopolitical events and conditions. Further information concerning
these and other factors is contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company's 2007 Annual
Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no
obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways
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