NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/15 -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced plans for two new routes that will grow its presence in the Baltimore-Washington and Philadelphia metropolitan areas and continue its expansion in its focus cities in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.
Beginning November 12, JetBlue will operate new once daily service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) -- the same day JetBlue launches previously announced service between Baltimore and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. Within the National Capital Region, JetBlue also operates flights out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Beginning November 19, JetBlue will operate twice daily service between Philadelphia (PHL) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL). Philadelphia is one of the largest markets JetBlue currently does not serve from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and will play a part in its growth towards 100 daily flights to meet increasing customer demand in South Florida.
"We thought it was time to bring a little humanity back to air travel in Baltimore and Philadelphia, where customers deserve a better experience at a low price," said Scott Laurence, senior vice president airline planning, JetBlue. "No more cattle car boarding. Customers will love stepping on our flights knowing they have an assigned seat with the most legroom in coach*, all the brand name snacks they can eat, and live television to sit back and enjoy the ride without distraction. Whether traveling to Florida or continuing on to one of our many Latin American and Caribbean destinations, our award-winning service and friendly crewmembers will make JetBlue the best flight in town."
JetBlue is offering an introductory fare of only $49 one way (a) from Baltimore-Washington to Orlando and from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood available on May 19, 2015. All introductory fare tickets must be purchased before May 20, 2015.
JetBlue will serve both routes with its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach*; free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio in every seatback.
JetBlue's Daily Schedule between Baltimore-Washington and Orlando as of November 12, 2015:
BWI - MCO MCO - BWI 11.20 a.m. - 1.56 p.m. 2.42 p.m. - 5.15 p.m.
JetBlue's Daily Schedule between Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood as of November 19, 2015:
PHL - FLL FLL - PHL 7.30 a.m. - 10.09 a.m. 9.45 a.m. - 12.21 p.m. 1.05 p.m. - 3.50 p.m. 6.30 p.m. - 9.13 p.m.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 88 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 875 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
*JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
Fare Restrictions: Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by May 19, 2015 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Baltimore-Washington (BWI) to Orlando (MCO) between November 12, 2015 and February 10, 2016 (blackout date: 11/24/15 - 11/30/15; 12/19/15 - 1/5/16). Fare must be purchased by May 19, 2015 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Philadelphia (PHL) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) between November 19, 2015 and February 10, 2016 (blackout date: 11/24/15 - 11/30/15; 12/19/15 - 1/5/16). Fare excludes flights on Friday and Sunday. This fare is valid for Baltimore-Washington (BWI) and Philadelphia (PHL) originating traffic only. Fare is subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is included (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marked or operated by other airlines apply). Fares do not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. $25 fee per person applies to fares purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $150 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. All deadlines based on EST. Other restrictions apply
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