jetBlue launches new Puerto Rican route and connects Nantucket with Boston
- jetBlue launched two new routes in the last week; one between Puerto Rico and Florida, and one intra-state in Massachusetts. On 15 May, the airline began operating daily from San Juan (SJU) to West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) in southeast Florida using 150-seat A320s. John Checketts, jetBlue’s director of route planning, said: “With the addition of West Palm Beach, we now serve five destinations in Florida from The Commonwealth, which speaks to JetBlue’s popularity with the Puerto Rican community. We look forward to continued growth as we move into a new home in San Juan and ensure that we deliver the best experience in the skies every day for our Floridian and Puerto Rican customers – including convenience of frequent flights, excellence in customer service and superior product offerings.” Two days later, on 17 May, the airline launched the 150-kilometre route from Boston, MA (BOS) to Nantucket, MA (ACK). Flights operate daily with 100-seat E-190 aircraft, competing with 9-seat Cessna 402 operator Cape Air’s 80 flights a week. The new route is the second-shortest route in jetBlue’s network after its intra-Caribbean flights between San Juan and St Thomas.