JetBlue today announced the start of service between New York City and Palm Springs, the airline’s 95th destination.
Roundtrip flights serve John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) five times per week, Thursdays through Mondays, now through May 1, 2016. JetBlue now operates non-stop flights to 70 destinations from JFK, including nine in California, and offers more flights between Palm Springs and the east coast than any other airline.
“For more than 30 years I’ve been visiting my family in Palm Springs and I’m delighted that we are finally adding this fantastic community to our route map,” said Rob Land, JetBlue’s senior vice president government affairs & associate general counsel, who also joined for the inaugural flight and festivities. “JetBlue has been connecting the east coast and California with award-winning customer service and affordable fares since 2000. Now, with the addition of Palm Springs as a renowned destination, JetBlue is thrilled to connect our customers to the countless exciting events Palm Springs is famous for.”
“The City of Palm Springs continues to experience a tremendous renaissance and we are delighted to welcome JetBlue to Palm Springs International Airport,” said Mayor Robert Moon of the City of Palm Springs. “The arrival of this exceptional airline to our destination is just more proof that Palm Springs truly is like no place else and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
JetBlue’s home at JFK T5 provides convenient connections between cities across the JetBlue’s U.S., Caribbean and Latin American network as well as between international destinations served by some of JetBlue’s more than 40 airline partnerships. JetBlue’s low-fare service also brings increased value and convenience to the Palm Springs market for customers seeking the easy accessibility of the airport and its beautiful open-air terminal located less than two miles from downtown.
“We are excited about being a JetBlue destination. JetBlue’s arrival means easy, additional, nonstop access for our east coast travelers,” said Scott White, CEO & President of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The personalized amenities that define the airline complement the lifestyle and visitor experience in Greater Palm Springs perfectly, promising to deliver travelers to our oasis feeling relaxed and ready to experience all we have to offer.”