Airline Reaffirms Commitment to Its Southern California Focus City By
Offering More Flights Than Ever Before With Up To 35 Daily Departures
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced new service between Long Beach
and several popular destinations as part of the airline’s latest move to
expand its presence on the west coast. As JetBlue marks 15 years of
service at Long Beach, the airline will add a 13th nonstop
destination – San Jose. The airline will also increase flights on three
popular routes – Las Vegas, San Francisco and Salt Lake City. JetBlue,
which is already the largest airline at Long Beach, will offer more
flights than ever before with up to 35 daily departures.
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“We want to give our customers in Long Beach even more JetBlue love by
offering our award-winning service on more routes to more destinations
throughout the west,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning,
JetBlue. “Since landing in Long Beach in 2001, our customers have come
to expect nothing but the best when they fly and we can’t wait to
welcome them aboard these new flights.”
"It is terrific that JetBlue, Long Beach's largest airline, is adding
more flights to its existing destinations of Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
and San Francisco and even better that they are bringing back service to
San Jose as they utilize all of their slots in Long Beach," said Long
Beach Mayor Robert Garcia.
New service between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and San Jose International
Airport (SJC) will launch on January 4, 2017. JetBlue will operate four
times daily service between the cities providing customers with
convenient travel choices throughout the day, seven days per week. This
new route will allow customers to take advantage of the comfort and
convenience of Long Beach and the direct access San Jose offers to the
Bay Area and businesses of Silicon Valley. To celebrate the launch of
service between Long Beach and San Jose JetBlue is offering an
introductory fare of $39 one-way (a).
"JetBlue has successfully served Mineta San Jose International Airport
since 2004 with nonstop service to Boston and New York, and I am
delighted to see our airline partner expand its presence in Silicon
Valley by offering nonstop service to Southern California via Long
Beach," said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. "JetBlue's growth in San Jose
is an indication of the continued demand by residents and businesses
seeking competitive fares, convenience and a world-class travel
|Flight Schedule Between Long Beach (LGB) and San Jose (SJC)|
|Beginning January 4, 2017|
|LGB – SJC Flight #826||
||SJC – LGB Flight #725|
7:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
6:55 a.m. – 8:13 a.m.
|LGB – SJC Flight #1626||
||SJC – LGB Flight #825|
11:04 a.m. – 12:23 p.m.
9:01 a.m. – 10:18 a.m.
|LGB – SJC Flight #1926||
||SJC – LGB Flight #1625|
4:40 p.m. – 5:59 p.m.
1:09 p.m. – 2:27 p.m.
|LGB – SJC Flight #726||
||SJC – LGB Flight #1925|
7:48 p.m. – 9:08 p.m.
6:45 p.m. – 8:02 p.m.
In addition to the new San Jose route, JetBlue is adding even more
flights between Long Beach Airport and three cities it already serves
nonstop. Beginning in November JetBlue will increase frequencies on
routes between Long Beach and:
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS) – three additional
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – one additional daily
- Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) – one additional daily
Together, the new route and added frequencies will utilize all of
JetBlue’s slots at Long Beach Airport and add nine new daily departures.
The expansion is part of JetBlue’s broader strategy to grow its west
coast presence and become the transcontinental airline of choice. The
latest Long Beach news follows recent announcements to expand JetBlue’s
successful Mint product and to amend its Airbus purchase agreement to
bring additional Airbus A321 aircraft into the fleet – all of which are
aimed at offering a better experience and more choices to west coast
customers facing less competition.
In addition to today’s west coast expansion news, JetBlue also announced
it is boosting service on an important east coast route. The airline
will offer year-round service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport (FLL) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport
(BUF). Currently JetBlue offers winter seasonal service between the two
cities but when scheduled seasonal service begins later this year,
flights will continue to operate daily on a regular year-round basis.
The important link will further grow JetBlue’s south Florida focus city
flight schedule and meet growing demand in the western New York area
where JetBlue has operated since it began flying in 2000.
All new JetBlue flights announced today include assigned seating and
will be operated on JetBlue'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 (c);
complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free,
live DIRECTV® programming and 100 channels of SiriusXM® radio in every
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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
925 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
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