WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today is proud to announce plans to serve the popular Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), its third airport in the Washington region, with seven daily nonstop flights to Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) and one daily nonstop flight each to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) beginning November 1, 2010.
Fares are on sale now at www.jetblue.com as low as $39 (a) between DCA and Boston, $59 (a) to Orlando or $69 (a) to Fort Lauderdale. Flights must be booked by May 5, 2010 for travel through December 15, 2010 (a). Blackout dates may apply (a). Everyday low fares for JetBlue's DCA-Boston flights will be up to 73 percent lower than pre-JetBlue fares.
DCA will be JetBlue's 62nd destination. The carrier also serves the region with service from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). With the addition of DCA's seven daily shuttle flights to Boston -- complementing five daily nonstop flights from BWI and six daily flights between Boston and IAD -- JetBlue will become the largest carrier for flights between Boston and the Washington DC region offering 18 conveniently-timed departures.
"JetBlue's customer-centric approach to serving all three Capital-area airports focuses on fair fares, more choices and a conveniently-timed business-day schedule to Boston, now with 18 daily flights available," said Robin Hayes, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of JetBlue Airways. "As our customers have come to know, our preferred product delivers more value and more entertainment than the other guys, including a free first-checked bag, unlimited complimentary snacks and beverages, assigned leather seating with industry-leading legroom, and more than 140 channels of free, live television and radio programming. This is topped by our award-wining crewmembers, who make the enjoyable JetBlue Experience complete."
"Congratulations to JetBlue on the new Boston-National service," said Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. "Seven new round trips will give residents and visitors alike more options."
"This is certainly great news for Boston. Adding another daily destination is another sign that our economy is thriving despite tough times and that Boston is a city people want to do business in," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
"I welcome JetBlue's expansion at Orlando International Airport to include daily, non-stop service to Washington National," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. "JetBlue's award-winning, low-fare service provides increased options for Orlando's visitors and residents to travel between our nation's capital and the vacation capital of the world."
"JetBlue is a vital component of our economic engine here in central Florida," said Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty. "Expanding service to the heart of the nation's capital is a great move for JetBlue and a big plus for our community."
"Congratulations to JetBlue for consistently increasing service to and from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport," said Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl. "Adding Reagan National Airport to their list of destinations provides more options for the travelling public."
"We welcome JetBlue's 36th destination from Boston Logan International Airport, and we are sure that the customers of Boston's largest airline will welcome it too,'' said Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. CEO & Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Boston Logan. "With seven daily flights, the service to Washington Reagan National Airport will bring competition to one of Logan's busiest business routes and will lower fares.''
JetBlue's schedule between DCA and Boston:
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