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JetBlue expands options to Caribbean for winter

3 December 2007

The low-cost carrier has added seven more flights per week from Logan International Airport to the Caribbean through April 30, bringing the weekly total up to 24 from last winter.

JetBlue has introduced three weekly winter flights to Aruba, a route it didn’t offer a year ago. And it has six weekly flights to Cancun, Mexico, up from three last winter, and eight weekly flights to Nassau in the Bahamas, up from seven.

Additionally, the airline is temporarily offering flights for the holidays, from Dec. 12 to Jan. 15, between Boston and Santiago, Dominican Republic.

And it plans to add “a handful of extra flights on those ‘super-peak’ February and April vacation weekends” so travelers headed for Cancun or Nassau can choose between two flights a day, said spokesman Sebastian White.


JetBlue applies for U.S.-Canada service

1 November 2007

American travelers may see more of our northern neighbor if JetBlue’s application to launch flights between the U.S. and Canada is approved. As Toronto’s Globe and Mail reports, JetBlue is hoping to start private charter flights to Canada as early as next spring, with the intention that regularly scheduled service will follow.

source: Smarter Travel

JetBlue seeks OK for Bogota-Fort Lauderdale flights

16 October 2007

JetBlue Airways has filed for authority to fly between Fort Lauderdale and Bogota, Colombia, which if granted, would reshape the low-fare marketplace to Latin America.

The airline’s plan calls for seven weekly Bogota flights from Fort Lauderdale beginning next Oct. 1, as well as seven from Orlando, starting next April.

source: Sun Sentinel

JetBlue Expands in the Caribbean

12 October 2007

JetBlue Airways, the low-fare, low-cost airline with the most flights to the Caribbean, today announces it will add new service this winter to two more island destinations: St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. The award-winning airline will offer one daily nonstop flight between Puerto Plata and New York/JFK effective January 10, 2008, and one daily nonstop flight between St. Maarten and New York/JFK effective January 17, 2008.

With its new nonstop flights to St. Maarten and Puerto Plata, JetBlue now offers its unique brand of low-fare service and high frills to a total of eleven Caribbean/Atlantic destinations including Aruba; Bermuda; Cancun; Nassau; Aguadilla, Ponce and San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Santiago and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. JetBlue will serve 55 destinations in seven countries this winter.

source: CNN

JetBlue Traffic Rises in September

11 October 2007

JetBlue Airways Corp. said Thursday its traffic rose 11.8 percent in September as occupancy fell on increased capacity.

The carrier’s traffic rose to 1.84 billion revenue passenger miles last month from 1.64 billion a year earlier. A revenue passenger mile is an industry unit measuring one paying passenger flown one mile.

Capacity rose 13.7 percent to 2.57 billion available seat miles from 2.26 billion in September 2006. An available seat mile is an industry unit that factors in the number of seats available and the number of miles flown.

source: Forbes

US: Airline to offer nonstop: Hub-Dominican Republic

15 August 2007

JetBlue Airways Corp. will offer the only nonstop service from Boston to Santiago, Dominican Republic, between Dec. 12 and Jan. 15, on flights that arrive and leave from the Dominican capital in the wee hours of the morning.


JetBlue Airways, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, named ‘The Official Airline of Springfield’ in celebration of The Simpsons movie

4 July 2007

JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU), in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, today announced it has been named “The Official Airline of Springfield” — the hometown city of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson — to celebrate the summer theatrical release of The Simpsons Movie. In honor of America’s favorite animated family of comedy, the low-fare, high-frills airline will unveil its first-ever specialty aircraft, christened “Woo-Hoo, JetBlue!” and featuring an image of Homer along with a permanent logo of the airline’s new Springfield status.

source: CNN

JetBlue’s Boston expansion continues: now flying to Aruba and San Diego

30 June 2007

JetBlue Airways, the fastest-growing airline at Boston’s Logan International Airport, this week kicks off another round of expansion with the launch of service to two new cities: San Diego and Aruba.

The award-winning low-fare, low-cost airline’s newest service to California begins today while its new Caribbean service starts Saturday, June 30. JetBlue now offers its affordable fares and friendly service to 27 nonstop destinations from its Boston focus city.

source: Rush PR News

JetBlue announces Syracuse-Fort Lauderdale daily service

29 June 2007

JetBlue Airways announced plans to commence a new service between Syracuse and Fort Lauderdale, effective 01-Nov-07. The airline will operate once daily service on the route year-round, providing Syracuse with its only non-stop link to South Florida.

The Syracuse-Fort Lauderdale route announcement comes a day after the airline announced plans to add a new service between Buffalo and Fort Lauderdale, also effective 01-Nov-07.

From Syracuse Hancock International Airport, JetBlue currently operates four-times daily to New York/JFK and once daily to Orlando.


Jet Blue tops in satisfaction for low-cost carriers

21 June 2007

Even the winter holiday travel nightmares could not diminish JetBlue’s overall reputation among its peers. The J.D. Power and Associates 2007 North America Airline Satisfaction Study survey ranks Jet Blue the leading low-cost carrier for the third year in a row.

Continental Airlines holds the top-ranked slot among traditional carriers for the second consecutive year.

The survey measures overall customer satisfaction based on performance in cost and fees; flight crew; in-flight services; aircraft; boarding/deplaning/baggage; check-in and reservations.

source: Mediapost