JetBlue today announced the start of service to its newest destination with the launch of flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport.
JetBlue now serves eight Florida destinations and offers more flights between the Empire State and the Sunshine State than any other airline with up to 83 daily non-stops.
Flights operate daily and provide the only non-stop service between Daytona Beach and New York City. Customers traveling to JetBlue’s home at JFK’s T5 can also take advantage of convenient connections to many other JetBlue cities as well as international destinations offered by some of JetBlue’s more than 40 airline partners.
“We launched our airline with its inaugural flight between New York’s JFK and Florida almost 16 years ago and we are so pleased that all these years later we continue to offer even more new routes between these two popular regions,” said Scott Laurence, senior vice president of network planning at JetBlue, and a graduate of Daytona Beach’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “Daytona Beach features so many exciting and sunny attractions that we knew it was time to offer travelers new flights and better value to this top destination.”
More than half a million travelers pass through Daytona Beach International Airport annually, which offers easy access to the variety of artistic, cultural, and action-packed activities that make Florida’s east central coast a top destination for visitors.
“JetBlue’s arrival in Dayton Beach is part of the overall renaissance that the greater Daytona Beach area and Volusia County is experiencing,” said Rick Carl, airport director, Daytona Beach International Airport. “Having the most convenient airport in the east central Florida region, Daytona Beach International Airport is well-suited for the partnership with JetBlue.”
The new service to Daytona Beach will create a direct link between JetBlue’s main base of operations in New York and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. In 2007, JetBlue partnered with Embry-Riddle to launch the University Gateway Program, a unique opportunity that creates a path to a career with the airline for aspiring aviators.