JetBlue Airways expands at Boston and Fort Lauderdale
On 29 October, Jacksonville Airport welcomed with a cake ceremony, JetBlue Airways’ third route to the airport, from Fort Lauderdale. The LCC is already serving the largest city in the State of Florida from Boston (13 times weekly) and New York JFK (thrice-daily).
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On 30 October, Pittsburgh Airport celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the terminal, the launch of JetBlue Airways’ second route from the airport, with daily A320 flights to Fort Lauderdale.
- JetBlue Airways increased its presence at its Boston, MA (BOS) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) hubs, with the addition of seven new routes during the course of last week. Firstly, the American LCC, commenced four new airport pairs from Fort Lauderdale to Cartagena (CTG) in Colombia, Jacksonville, FL (JAX), Las Vegas, NV (LAS) and Pittsburgh, PA (PIT), with the former being the longest sector of the four, at 1,798 kilometres. Besides this, starting on 1 November, JetBlue linked Boston to three international destinations, namely to Liberia (LIR) in Costa Rica, Puerto Plata (POP) in the Dominican Republic as well as St. Lucia (UVF) in the Caribbean. The LCC will face competition only on the new routes launched from Fort Lauderdale, from Spirit Airlines, Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines. Noteworthy, JetBlue added its second route to Pittsburgh, as it already operates to the second largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania with 24 weekly flights from Boston.
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||Boston, MA (BOS)
|Puerto Plata (POP)
|St. Lucia (UVF)
||Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
||Spirit Airlines (4)
|Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
||Silver Airways (19)
|Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
||Southwest Airlines (7), Spirit Airlines (7)
||Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
||Southwest Airlines (8)
|Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 4 November 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies.