Airport’s #1 Airline Kicks Off Next Phase of Growth by Announcing
Flights to New Orleans and More Service to Nassau, Bahamas
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it is further growing its presence
at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with plans to
operate an average of 140 daily flights in the winter in the coming
years. The expansion will result in roughly 75 percent growth from the
carrier’s current size at its South Florida focus city.
As part of JetBlue’s ongoing expansion the airline is adding new nonstop
service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and
increasing the number of flights to Nassau, Bahamas’ Lynden Pindling
International Airport (NAS). The airline will now operate nonstop
flights to 46 destinations from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. More flights
and new nonstop destinations are set to be announced later this year.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce the next phase of our growth at
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport,” said Marty St. George,
executive vice president commercial and planning at JetBlue. “JetBlue is
the number one airline in Fort Lauderdale not only because of our size,
but also because we deliver the very best experience to our customers
with our award-winning service and style. We served more than five
million customers in Fort Lauderdale last year and they have come to
expect nothing but the best when they travel with JetBlue. With things
like assigned seating, unlimited free name-brand snacks and
complimentary TVs and entertainment at every seat we have truly brought
humanity back to air travel in South Florida.”
Added service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood comes as JetBlue continues to
upgrade its home at Terminal 3. The airline recently unveiled its
interactive customer check-in experience which features state-of-the art
kiosks and additional check-in counters in a traveler-friendly
configuration. JetBlue also plans to link Terminals 3 and 4 for seamless
international connections and offer more retail and dining options for
“The Broward County Aviation Department is elated that JetBlue is making
such a huge commitment to our community with their proposed increases in
service to benefit travelers in and out of FLL”, said Kent George,
Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
New Nonstop to New Orleans
Roundtrip flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and New Orleans will
operate daily starting September 29, 2016. This new route will not only
create a new nonstop link between South Florida and The Big Easy, but
will also provide connections to JetBlue’s sizable Caribbean and Latin
America Network from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. The airline has recently
launched or announced new flights between its South Florida focus city
and top destinations such as Turks & Caicos, Quito, Ecuador and
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
JetBlue is offering an introductory fare of only $49 one way (a) between
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and New Orleans for travel during the first
month of the new service. All introductory fare tickets must be
purchased by March 10, 2016.
Flight Schedule Between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and New
Beginning September 29, 2016
|FLL- MSY Flight #1423||
||MSY – FLL Flight #1422|
|7:10 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.||
||8:48 a.m. – 11:33 a.m.|
Flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and New Orleans will be
operated on the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's
award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (b); 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 at every seat.
More Nonstops to Nassau
Two new roundtrip flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Nassau
will begin operating daily starting August 1, 2016. JetBlue will now
offer five daily nonstop flights to the popular vacation destination.
Less than an hour flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Nassau is known
for its beaches, blue water, coral reefs and world-class resorts.
Flight Schedule Between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and
Beginning August 1, 2016
|FLL- NAS Flight #1593||
||NAS – FLL Flight #1394|
7:52 a.m. – 8:49 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
|FLL- NAS Flight #2193||
||NAS – FLL Flight #2194|
9:08 a.m. – 10:07 a.m.
11:03 a.m. – 12:06 p.m.
|FLL- NAS Flight #1279||
||NAS – FLL Flight #1694|
10:08 a.m. – 11:08 a.m.
2:59 p.m. – 4:03 p.m.
|FLL- NAS Flight #1693||
||NAS – FLL Flight #1594|
1:02 p.m. – 2:03 p.m.
4:42 p.m. – 5:47 p.m.
|FLL- NAS Flight #1993||
||NAS – FLL Flight #1194|
4:25 p.m. – 5:24 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 7:31 p.m.
Flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Nassau will be operated on
the airline's Embraer 190 aircraft, which features the most legroom in
coach (b) and spacious two-by-two seating. All customers will enjoy the
comfort of a window or aisle seat and the airline's awarding-winning
service including complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft
drinks and free first-run Hollywood movies.
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 35 million customers a year to
96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
900 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
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by 03/10/2016 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights
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difference in fare; for BLUE fares between $100 and $149.99, $90 per
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(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average
fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
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