NEW YORK, July 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU), New York City's largest domestic airline, today announced that it plans to commence new service from Newark Liberty International Airport beginning October 5, with introductory fares starting from $69(a) each way.
JetBlue plans to begin service to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa and Fort Myers, FL, in October, and to add daily nonstop service between Newark and San Juan, Puerto Rico, starting November 17. The low-fare carrier expects to operate all flights from Terminal A.
To launch this new service, JetBlue will offer introductory sale fares between Newark and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa or Fort Myers, FL, starting from $69(a) each way and between Newark and San Juan starting from $99(a) each way. Sale fares must be purchased by July 26 for travel through December 14, 2005. Seats are limited and customers are encouraged to book early. Blackouts dates of November 22 through November 28 will apply to all introductory sale fares.
JetBlue's regular one-way fares between Newark and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa and Fort Myers, FL, will range from $89(a) to $259(a) each way and regular one-way fares between Newark and San Juan will range from $124(a) to $299(a) each way, when booked at www.jetblue.com or by calling 1-800-JETBLUE.
New Jersey Acting Governor Richard J. Codey said, ''New Jersey welcomes JetBlue to Newark International Airport, one of the nation's premier facilities. JetBlue's arrival means more flights, more flexibility and more competition for the millions drawn to the convenience of Newark International Airport.''
''As highlighted in our 10-year strategic plan, the Port Authority considers the expansion of air travel an essential element to increasing the economic strength of our region. The arrival of JetBlue Airways at Newark Liberty International Airport advances this objective by enabling New Jersey residents to benefit from additional high-quality service at one of the nation's finest aviation facilities,'' said Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia.
''JetBlue plans to liberate Newark this fall with low-fares and award-winning service,'' said David Neeleman, JetBlue's CEO. ''We've been hearing from customers just how much they wanted JetBlue to come to Newark. With the addition of Newark to the family this fall, JetBlue will offer 77 daily flights to Florida -- the most between the greater New York metropolitan area and Florida of any airline. Now that's a convenient schedule!''