JetBlue to Expand in Fort Lauderdale, Offer Six Daily Flights to San Juan
– Two additional flights coming in May from Puerto Rico's fastest growing airline* –
– JetBlue to mark 10 years of Puerto Rico service in 2012 –
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 15, 2011
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), the fastest growing airline in Puerto Rico, today announces further expansion on the island with the addition of two more daily flights between San Juan and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The new flights are scheduled to begin in May 2012 when JetBlue celebrates ten years of offering high-quality, low-fare service to Puerto Rico. In a single decade, JetBlue has grown to become the largest airline to Puerto Rico in terms of capacity**.
With its expanded schedule, JetBlue will offer up to six daily nonstop flights between its South Florida focus city at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in the Puerto Rican capital, more than any other airline. Tickets for JetBlue's expanded service are now on sale at www.jetblue.com.
"JetBlue is excited to be expanding yet again on our popular route between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning and partnerships. "Only JetBlue offers a complete experience with assigned seating, free first-run movies, a free first checked bag, unlimited snacks and drinks, and the most legroom in coach – now with up to six convenient options per day."
More growth on tap for San Juan
JetBlue's added Fort Lauderdale service is just one in a series of upcoming expansion waves planned for its operation in San Juan. This Thursday the airline will begin daily nonstop jet service to St. Maarten. Then on December 12, JetBlue will add daily nonstop jet service to both St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The growth will continue into the new year with nonstop service to Hartford, Conn., beginning January 5, 2012.
From San Juan, JetBlue currently offers service to Boston; New York/JFK; Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa, Fla.; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The airline also serves Aguadilla and Ponce, Puerto Rico, with service to Orlando and New York/JFK.
An expanding presence in Fort Lauderdale
At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where JetBlue is the second-largest airline in terms of travelers carried, dozens of daily departures are offered to cities across the U.S. including Austin, Texas; Boston; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; and Washington, as well as Cancun, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
In addition, JetBlue was recently awarded preliminary government approval to expand its Fort Lauderdale route map and launch daily nonstop service to Bogota, Colombia. The airline expects to announce flight details in the coming months, following receipt of final government approvals.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, offering the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. 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 66 cities with 650 daily flights and later this week plans to introduce service to La Romana, Dominican Republic and Liberia, Costa Rica. In December the airline will begin service to St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.
*Between year-end 2010 and year-end 2011, JetBlue has led available seat mile (ASM) growth among airlines in Puerto Rico.
**JetBlue offers more available seat miles (ASMs) to/from Puerto Rico than any other airline.
Note: JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines. JetBlue offers a free first checked bag (weight and size limits apply).
SOURCE JetBlue Airways