Syracuse Airport greeted JetBlue Airways’ inaugural Boston passengers with cream pie cookies to enjoy before boarding, while balloons displaying the airports’ IATA codes were inflated to promote the new service. The airline will offer a daily flight on the 423-kilometre sector, which becomes its fourth route from the New York State airport.
- JetBlue Airways launched its fourth route to Syracuse (SYR) on 4 January, with the airline now linking the New York State city to Boston (BOS), joining existing year-round services to New York JFK and Orlando, along with a seasonal link to Fort Lauderdale. The carrier will operate a daily rotation on the 423-kilometre sector between Boston and Syracuse using its fleet of 100-seat E190s. Competition comes from oneworld giant American Airlines, with the USB3 member already serving the city pair six times weekly on ERJ 145s. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, between January and September last year, JetBlue carried 184,412 passengers to/from Syracuse, a drop of 3.6% when compared to the 191,807 passengers it flew from the city in the same period of 2016.