NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/15 -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it will begin seasonal non-stop service between Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) this winter. The new route between Upstate New York and South Florida deepens JetBlue's commitment to the Empire State as New York's Hometown Airline and grows the airline's presence in its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city.
JetBlue will operate once daily round-trip service between the two cities seasonally from January 13, 2016 through Sunday, May 1, 2016. Seats are on sale beginning today with introductory fares starting at $79 one way between Syracuse and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (a).
JetBlue first began operating flights in Syracuse in 2001 and now serves eight airports across New York State with Albany set to become number nine in December. New Yorkers have long supported JetBlue as a leading carrier in the region and the airline continues to grow across the state.
"As New York's Hometown Airline, we are proud to further connect our home state with the Sunshine State by adding this new route between Syracuse and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood," said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. "Not only will customers have easy access to the exciting attractions of South Florida, but they can also make convenient connections to even more sunny destinations with our growing list of JetBlue cities in the Caribbean and Latin America."
This year JetBlue will operate up to 95 flights daily at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which serves as one of JetBlue's Florida gateways to the airline's expanding network. Destinations from South Florida now include Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru. New destinations including Mexico City and Quito, Ecuador launch in the coming months.
The greater Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood area is home to 23 miles of Atlantic beaches, more than 300 miles of inter-coastal waterways, and easy connection to dozens of cruise ships from Port Everglades.
FLL-SYR Flight #1738 SYR-FLL Flight #1737
11:30 a.m. - 2:33 p.m. 3:10 p.m. - 6:31 p.m.
JetBlue will serve the route with its EMBRAER 190 aircraft which features comfortable two-by-two seating. All flights between Syracuse and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood will include JetBlue's award winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (b); complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; 36 channels of free, live DIRECTV® programming at every seat in addition to 100+ channels of SiriusXM Satellite Radio®.
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 90 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 875 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
(a) BLUE fare shown. To learn more about our new fare options, go to https://www.jetblue.com/travel/our-fares/. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 09/30/2015 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays between 01/13/2016 - 03/09/2016. (Blackout Dates: 02/13/2016-02/20/2016) Limited exceptions apply; All fares are 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 are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Proper documentation required for boarding.For BLUE fares, first checked bag is $20 by web check-in and kiosk or $25 at check-in counter and second bag is $35. Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. For baggage fees and other optional services, click here. All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: BLUE: $70 per person fee plus difference in fare. For BLUE fares under $100, $70 per person plus difference in fare; for BLUE fares between $100 and $149.99, $90 per person plus difference in fare; and for BLUE fares of $150 or more, $135 per person plus difference in fare. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). For changes/cancellations, click here. Other restrictions apply.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
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