jetBlue launches flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in Texas from Boston, Massachusetts
Route of the Week: jetBlue’s Boston to
- 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.