JetBlue Becomes Fastest Growing U.S. Airline in Bermuda with More
Nonstop Flights from New York and Expanded Nonstop Service from Boston
Expanded Service Creates Even More Connecting Opportunities to and
from Cities across JetBlue’s Growing Route Map
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it is increasing service to
Bermuda with two year-round daily flights and a third summer seasonal
roundtrip flight between the popular island destination and the
airline’s northeast focus cities. In addition to the added flights, the
airline will now operate all Bermuda routes using its 150-seat Airbus
A320 aircraft in place of its 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft. The move
further advances JetBlue as the fastest growing U.S. carrier in Bermuda.
“This is a big win for our loyal JetBlue customers on all sides of these
routes whether in New York, Boston or Bermuda,” said Robin Hayes,
president and chief executive officer, JetBlue. “With more flights,
larger aircraft and a variety of flight times to accommodate customers’
needs, JetBlue – with its affordable fares and award winning service –
is positioning itself as the top choice for travel to and from Bermuda.
I’d also like to extend a special thank you to Bermuda Tourism Authority
CEO Bill Hanbury who was instrumental in helping make this announcement
"This announcement today will provide further opportunities for our East
Coast guests to visit our shores and help meet the increasing demand for
airplane seats,” said Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities
Sen. the Hon. Michael Fahy JP. “This has been a very positive year for
tourism in Bermuda and I am thrilled for 2016 to conclude on such an
Bermuda, just a two hour flight from the northeastern U.S., stretches
for 23 miles along turquoise waters in the Atlantic. Known for its pink
sand beaches such as Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay, the island offers an
array of activities ranging from championship golfing to deep sea
fishing. Accommodations on island range from luxury resorts to intimate
guest cottages and family-run inns, which each incorporate the
sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience.
“The Bermuda Tourism Authority is proud to be a marketing partner with
JetBlue, creating incremental business for our island and for the
airline. We have grown vacation air arrivals out of New York by 44% this
year – and we have also been successful at attracting a younger, more
adventurous traveler to Bermuda,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO
Bill Hanbury. “Savvy cooperative marketing has been an important
component to success, and we look forward to continuing that
partnership. Additional capacity out of JFK puts us in an even stronger
position for further growth in 2017. We are also thrilled with their
decision to now fly year-round from Boston because inspiring travel to
Bermuda throughout the seasons is an important mandate.”
Starting May 18, 2017, JetBlue will operate daily year-round flights
between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and
Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) with an evening
departure from New York and a morning departure from Bermuda.
Additionally, the airline will operate a second daily roundtrip during
the summer peak with a morning departure from New York and an afternoon
departure from Bermuda. Together, the enhanced New York flight schedule
and additional service will expand JetBlue’s current once daily
year-round service and offer more travel options for customers on both
sides of the route. This ensures a well-timed schedule for the
Bermuda-based customers every day of the year. Flights between New York
and Bermuda are on sale starting today with introductory fares starting
at $49 one way (a).
Also starting May 18, 2017, JetBlue will increase its current seasonal
summer service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and
Bermuda to year-round daily service. Flights, with a morning departure
from Boston and an afternoon departure from Bermuda, are also on sale
starting today with introductory fares starting at $79 one way (a).
The new and expanded flights will allow for even more nonstop service
throughout the year between JetBlue’s northeast focus cities and
Bermuda. The flights will also benefit connecting customers in Bermuda
and across the JetBlue network. Now, travelers can conveniently connect
to an additional nine JetBlue cities, such as Houston and Jacksonville,
Fla. The 2017 schedule also increases the connecting itinerary
possibilities for major destinations like San Francisco, Chicago and
Year-Round Daily Schedule Between New York (JFK) and Bermuda
Starting May 18, 2017
|JFK – BDA Flight #2231||
||BDA – JFK Flight #2232|
6:23 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 9:53 a.m.
Second Daily Seasonal Summer Schedule Between New York (JFK)
and Bermuda (BDA)
Starting May 18, 2017 – October 2017
|JFK – BDA Flight #1731||
||BDA – JFK Flight #1732|
8:00 a.m. – 11:21 a.m.
12:18 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Year-Round Daily Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and Bermuda
Starting May 18, 2017
|BOS – BDA Flight #203||
||BDA – BOS Flight #204|
10:55 a.m. – 2:02 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 4:22 p.m.
JetBlue will operate all Bermuda service using its spacious 150-seat
Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service
featuring complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks;
free Hollywood movies; and the most legroom in coach (b).
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
100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
925 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) is an independent, non-government,
private entity and the official destination marketing organization for
the island country. Led by a Chief Executive Officer, the dynamic
enterprise focuses on tourism investment, product and experiences, sales
and marketing, and corporate partnerships to restore and evolve Bermuda
as a world-class tourism destination. For more information visit www.gotobermuda.com/bermudatourism.
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