Route of the Week: jetBlue’s Boston to
Although Dallas/Fort Worth welcomed jetBlue with a cake, the airline’s staff had more lobster on their minds when they welcomed the first flight from Boston to the Texan airport.
Passengers arriving on the first flight were handed giant, blue cowboy hats and were welcomed to DFW by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings – even with high-fives. DFW’s CEO, Jeff Fegan, exchanged gifts with jetBlue’s VP Sales and Revenue Management, Dennis Corrigan, after which the ribbon was cut for the first flight to take off back to Boston.
- jetBlue launched two new routes in the last week; one domestic and one international. On 1 May, the low-cost airline expanded its Boston, MA (BOS) base to serve a new destination – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) – three times daily, initially using 100-seat E-190 aircraft, although with plans to increase capacity by switching to A320s. Competition comes from American Airlines’ 53 weekly flights and Spirit Airlines’ daily operations. “JetBlue’s arrival at DFW is a testament to the strong economy in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and our great airport is a key to that strength,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. Her Dallas colleague Mike Rawlings added: “New air service growth is a major economic driver for North Texas and we’re very pleased to welcome JetBlue with its high level of service to the Dallas/Fort Worth region.” Internationally, jetBlue launched its second route to Colombia’s capital Bogotà (BOG) on 7 May. The airline now flies daily with 150-seat A320s from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL), complementing its flights from Orlando. Competition comes from Avianca’s and Spirit Airlines’ also each daily flights.