NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – June 23, 2015) – JetBlue(NASDAQ: JBLU), the largest airline in Boston, today announced plans to enhance service at Logan International Airport as part of its long-term commitment to serve both business and leisure travelers who have made the airline the city’s top carrier.
As part of the expansion, JetBlue will introduce Mint, its highly acclaimed take on premium travel, to Boston customers traveling to San Francisco and Los Angeles. JetBlue will also add Nashville as its 60thnon-stop destination from Boston and will increase service frequency on more than a dozen existing routes to U.S. and Caribbean destinations.
JetBlue will soon offer even more flights from Boston to 12 cities in its route network.
In January 2016, JetBlue will offer an average of 118 daily departures in its winter schedule with even more frequencies in the peak travel season – up to 140 daily departures in summer 2016. This is up from 54 average daily departures in 2008 when the airline began to significantly grow its presence in Boston.
The increase comes from a series of added flights on existing routes. Many of the flight frequency additions will be to JetBlue’s Florida and Caribbean focus cities and to other popular destinations in these regions by July 8:
Additional flights are being added to the following destinations in the U.S. JetBlue network:
Additional daily flights between Boston and:
Orlando, Ft, Lauderdale, Tampa, San Juan, Raleigh/Durham, New York (JFK) and Cleveland
Additional weekend flights between Boston and:
Barbados, Aruba, Cancun, Turks and Caicos, Punta Cana, St. Maarten and Liberia, Costa Rica (pending approval by local aviation officials)
“I welcome JetBlue’s announcement that service is expanding at Logan Airport. Not only does it give the traveling public more flights and destinations to choose from, it will also provide economic benefits to the region,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano.
“JetBlue’s expansion at Boston Logan Airport is great news for all Bostonians and the millions of travelers who use the airport every year,” said Boston’s Economic Development Chief, John Barros. “Additional JetBlue flights from Logan Airport to domestic and international destinations deepen the airline’s connection to Boston and Boston’s connection to the world.”
MINT IN MASSACHUSETTS
Mint service will take off between Boston and San Francisco beginning in March 2016 with up to three daily roundtrips. Bookings will be available on jetblue.com beginning July 8, 2015. Mint service to Los Angeles is set to begin in fall 2016 with up to three daily roundtrips.
“Customers traveling between New York and the West Coast can’t get enough of Mint, and we can’t wait for Boston customers to experience it,” said Hayes. “We saw the opportunity to bring humanity back to premium coast-to-coast travel, traditionally offered at high prices and with mediocre service.”
Additionally, JetBlue will offer Mint seasonal service to the Caribbean beginning in March 2016 with a weekly Saturday roundtrip between Boston and Barbados, one of the airline’s most luxurious leisure destinations.
Since launching Mint in June 2014, JetBlue has again disrupted the air travel status quo with a thoughtful product offering and exceptional service from specially trained JetBlue crewmembers. JetBlue’s top-notch inflight service is matched by the Mint aircraft itself, which includes private suites, the widest seat and longest fully-flat bed in the U.S. domestic market (a), tapas-style dining, custom amenity kits, a 15-inch flat screen with 100+ channels of DIRECTV® programming and more than 100 channels of SiriusXM® satellite radio, and free Fly-Fi broadband Internet.
Source: The Costa Rica Star