JetBlue today announced a series of expanded and new nonstop routes in its Boston and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus cities as the airline continues to grow its presence in the northeast and in south Florida.
JetBlue is the largest airline in both cities and today’s announcement further reaffirms the airline’s commitment to offering the most and best service in Boston and Fort Lauderdale.
“JetBlue remains unwaveringly committed to our Boston and Fort Lauderdale focus cities,” said John Checketts, Vice President Network Planning, JetBlue. “JetBlue’s consistent growth, award-winning service and low fares continue to drive home that commitment to our New England and Florida customers.”
At Boston Logan International Airport, JetBlue will add flights on three top routes to offer customers even more travel choices to meet their needs. Starting October 29, 2017, the airline will add one additional nonstop daily flight between Boston and Jacksonville International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport.
The added flights at Logan advance JetBlue’s plan to expand its leadership position in Boston, where it is already the largest airline. Last fall the airline announced plans to reach 200 daily flights, and this spring reached 150 daily flights with nonstop service to more than 60 destinations, more than any other airline in Boston.
A fourth daily Mint flight between Boston and Los Angeles International Airport takes off this October, new seasonal Mint Caribbean service between Boston and St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport starts in November and Mint service between Boston and San Diego International Airport begins in December. Additionally, every JetBlue flight between Boston and San Francisco International Airport, like those between Boston and Los Angeles, is now served by Mint aircraft.
In addition to growth in Boston, JetBlue also announced another new route. The airline will launch daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport on November 16, 2017.
“Offering the new nonstop Salt Lake City service answers calls from our customers and crewmembers alike,” said Checketts. “The new flights will link sunny Florida beaches with Utah’s world-class skiing and mountain resorts, plus allow for convenient connections throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.”
The new route continues to grow JetBlue’s presence in Fort Lauderdale where it is the largest airline. Salt Lake City will become the 56th nonstop destination from Fort Lauderdale and will also provide a valuable link between the airline’s south Florida focus city and its Salt Lake Support Center (SSC). The SSC is home to nearly 2,500 customer support crewmembers.
With the addition of Fort Lauderdale flights, JetBlue will now operate nonstop service between Salt Lake City and every one of its focus cities in the continental U.S.