JetBlue Airways adds five routes to its network
- JetBlue Airways has launched five new routes over the period between 18 and 20 June, including the introduction of the airline’s third seasonal service to Anchorage (ANC) from Portland (PDX), joining current routes from the Alaskan Airport to Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma. The carrier has also introduced flights from Boston (BOS) to Port-au-Prince (PAP), becoming the first service to Haiti from Massachusetts’ largest city. Of the new services, three face direct competition, most notably on the short 111-kilometre sector from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard, where Cape Air operates a massive 57 weekly flights using Cessna 402s.
|Launched||From||To||Aircraft (WF)||Competition (WF)|
|18 June||Boston, MA (BOS)||Martha’s Vineyard, MA (MVY)||E190 (7)||Cape Air (57)|
|Sacramento, CA (SMF)||A320 (4)|
|Portland, OR (PDX)||Anchorage, AK (ANC)||A320 (7)||Alaska Airlines (21)|
|19 June||Washington Reagan, VA (DCA)||Nantucket, MA (ACK)||E190 (3)||American Airlines operated
by US Airways Express (11)
|20 June||Boston, MA (BOS)||Port-au-Prince (PAP)||A320 (2)|
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 30 June 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.|
Is 57 weekly Cessnas really considered massive when each flight has only 8 passengers max? That’s only 456 seats.
B6 just added 700 seasonally.
Also in the early 2000’s American did run a summer BOS-PAP as well. Though BOS-PAP was a very wise move by B6, I believe BOS-SMF to be a bold move for the airline and it looks like it will succeed and become daily or non-seasonal at some point.