-- Now offering 32 nonstop destinations from Boston --
-- Up to 10 daily flights to D.C.-area airports --
-- Fares to BWI start at
NEW YORK , April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), the airline that gives customers more, today announces plans to again expand its focus city at Boston's Logan International Airport with more service to the Washington area. Award-winning JetBlue will begin four daily flights to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) on Sept. 9, 2009 , complementing its existing six daily flights between Boston and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Prices between BWI and Boston start at just
With its new service to Baltimore/Washington , JetBlue will now offer Boston customers nonstop service to 32 destinations, including business and leisure destinations across the United States and into the Caribbean and Mexico . Other upcoming new routes from Boston include nonstop service to San Francisco International Airport (begins May 1 ), Los Angeles International Airport (begins June 17 ) and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (begins June 19 ).
JetBlue's schedule between Boston and Baltimore/Washington :
"JetBlue's in the business of giving customers more than the other guys, so today we are pleased to announce even more flights to the Washington area," said Scott Laurence , JetBlue's vice president of network planning. "Together with our six daily flights to Dulles, our new service to BWI will make jetting between the Hub and the Washington area a breeze, regardless of which airport you prefer."
"As a longtime fan of JetBlue, I am delighted to see the airline offering service at the airport that proudly bears my father's name," said Thurgood Marshall, Jr. , son of groundbreaking Supreme Court justice and airport namesake, civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall . "JetBlue's everyday low fares and award winning customer service will be a great addition to Baltimore/Washington -area travelers. Welcome to Maryland!"
"By adding Baltimore service, JetBlue cements its position as the airline offering the most nonstop destinations from Logan," said Edward C. Freni , Director of Aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Logan. "We congratulate them on number 32 and look forward to their continued growth."
"JetBlue is a quality addition to the family of airlines operating at BWI Thurgood Marshall," said Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley . "Their decision to fly out of BWI Marshall once again validates the investments we have made to create a first class airport that is Maryland's gateway to the world."
Cape Air connections throughout New England
Customers traveling through Boston from Baltimore/Washington may also take advantage of convenient connecting service operated by JetBlue's marketing partner, Cape Air, to fly onward to some of New England's most beautiful destinations including Hyannis , Martha's Vineyard , Nantucket , and Provincetown, Mass. , and Rutland / Killington, Vt .
About JetBlue Airways
New York -based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 53 cities with 600 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) For travel between Baltimore and Boston : travel must be booked by May 4, 2009 , 11:59 PM MT . All fares are subject to change without notice. Travel costs
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines, excluding premium coach products
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