JetBlue Airways began flights to Atlanta on 30 March, an airport it has not served for 13 years. To celebrate the start of flights from Boston, the airline teamed-up with Roxy’s Grilled Cheese to get Bostonians excited about its new non-stop service to Atlanta by offering them a free lunch. Along with grilled cheese, Atlanta Airport commissioned this three-tiered cake to welcome JetBlue’s return.
- JetBlue Airways returned to Atlanta (ATL) after a 13-year absence on 30 March when it began a 33 times weekly service from Boston (BOS). “It’s a new day for Atlanta travelers who, for too long, have faced high fares and limited choices,” said Dave Clark, VP Sales and Revenue Management, JetBlue Airways. “As we connect our Boston customers with a top-requested destination, we’re also excited to show Atlanta why JetBlue is a favourite for flyers in the 100 other cities we fly to across the US, Caribbean and Latin America.” Atlanta becomes the 63rd destination that the airline serves from Boston, with its latest venture on the 1,519-kilometre sector going head-to-head with Delta Air Lines (91 weekly flights), Southwest Airlines (21) and Spirit Airlines (daily). JetBlue will operate the route using its 150-seat A320s. The airline last served Atlanta in 2003 with routes from Long Beach and Oakland, however after just six months of operation the connections were dropped due to a dispute that erupted between Delta and now-defunct AirTran on flights between Atlanta and the West Coast. Vote for Atlanta Airport’s cake in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.