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JetBlue Assists Independence Air Customers

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) offers the following options for Independence Air customers booked for travel January 5 and beyond:

Customers who hold a valid proof of purchase for confirmed flights on Independence Air may fly standby (space available) on JetBlue for a fee of $50 each way through March 6, 2006. Independence Air customers who are interested in booking confirmed space on JetBlue may take advantage of JetBlue's Winter Clearance Sale, which offers fares as low as $40(a) each way between Washington, DC and Boston, MA, and starting at $69(a) each way to Florida destinations. Full details are available online at

JetBlue offers nonstop service in the following Independence Air markets:

Between Washington, DC (Dulles International Airport) and:

 -- Boston, MA (JetBlue service begins Jan. 17, 2006) 
 -- For Independence Air customers booked to West Palm Beach, FL, 
    JetBlue offers nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale, FL

JetBlue offers service from the following Independence Air cities. Customers may check JetBlue's route map at to verify their destination city is within JetBlue's network.

 Northeast                                    Florida
 Boston, MA                                   Orlando
 Buffalo, NY                                  Tampa
 Burlington, VT                               West Palm Beach
 Newark, NJ                                   Fort Myers
 New York, NY (JFK, LaGuardia)
 Rochester, NY   
 Syracuse, NY                                 Puerto Rico
 Washington, DC                               San Juan

 Alternate city options:

 Independence Air customers    May travel to or from the nearest
 booked for travel to or       JetBlue city:

 Albany, NY                    Syracuse, NY or Boston, MA
 Hartford, CT                  New York, NY or Boston, MA
 Manchester, NH                Boston, MA
 Portland, ME                  Boston, MA
 Providence, RI                Boston, MA
 West Palm Beach, FL           West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale, FL
 White Plains, NY              New York, NY

Independence Air customers who wish to travel standby on JetBlue may call the low-fare airline at 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583). Customers may book JetBlue online at

JetBlue Airways is a low-fare airline based in New York City, with operations to 33 cities with 340 flights daily. All JetBlue aircraft feature roomy leather seats with 36 channels of free DIRECTV(r) programming, the most live television offered by any airline, and brand name snacks and beverages. On flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight(tm) is also available.(b) 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

(a) All sale fares (except between Boston-New York and Boston-Washington D.C.) require a 7-day advance purchase. All travel must be booked by Jan. 19, 2006. Travel for Florida, New Orleans and the Caribbean must begin no earlier than Jan. 3 and must be complete by Feb. 15, 2006. All other travel must begin no earlier than Jan. 3 and must be complete by April 4, 2006. Sale fares may not be available on all days or on all flights. Sale fares are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for a fee of $30 per person plus any applicable difference in airfare. Changes can be made online at, by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), or if located in the Dominican Republic, by calling 1-200-9898. Cancellations can be made prior to scheduled departure for a fee of $30 per person by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), or if located in the Dominican Republic, by calling 1-200-9898. Cancellations are valid for a JetBlue air-only travel credit, which is valid for one year. If a reservation is not changed or canceled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeited. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.30 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. Caribbean fares also do not include government fees and taxes of up to $71.45 each way. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. JetBlue reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without proper documentation. Other restrictions apply.

(b) DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights between JFK or Newark and Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic; however, FOX InFlight is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX InFlight is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JetBlue's in-flight entertainment is powered by LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.

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, our ability to implement our growth strategy including the integration of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft into our operations, our significant fixed obligations, our ability to maintain our culture, our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization, increases in maintenance costs, fuel prices, insurance costs and interest rates, our dependence on the New York market, our reliance on automated systems and technology, our reliance on sole suppliers, additional government regulation and future acts of terrorism or the threat of such acts or escalation of U.S. military involvement overseas. 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 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and 10Q/A. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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