JetBlue continues its rapid growth in Florida with the announcement of new flights between Jacksonville (JAX) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl Airport (FLL). The airline will be making use of the Embraer 190 full-size 100 seat jet for the new flights.
The non-stop flights will operate twice daily and are timed to provide consumers with connections to a variety of cities including Austin (AUS), Bogota (BOG), Boston (BOS), Cancun (CUN), Chicago (ORD), Lima, Peru (LIM), Los Angeles (LAX), Montego Bay (MBJ), New York Kennedy (JFK), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Newark (EWR), Punta Cana (PUJ), San Juan (SJU), San Francisco (SFO), Washington, DC (DCA), and White Plains, New York (HPN).
Dave Clark, Vice President, Network Planning, JetBlue Airways, said, “This new route will provide business and leisure travelers with affordable and award-winning non-stop full-size jet service between these two vibrant cities. Additionally, Jacksonville customers will now have the ability to conveniently connect in Fort Lauderdale to destinations throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Jacksonville flights kick-off on October 29, 2014.
JetBlue Gets Aggressive at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport
By 2017, JetBlue has committed to 100 daily departures from this South Florida hot spot. As the Jacksonville (JAX) service starts on October 29, 2014, flights to Cartagena, Colombia (CTG), Las Vegas (LAS), and Pittsburgh (PIT) will also commence. As soon as these new flights take to the skies, JetBlue will be sporting 80 daily departures in 33 nonstop markets from South Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
Miami International Airport (MIA) is 27 miles to the south while Palm Beach International (PBI) is a short distance to the north. This makes Fort Lauderdale (FLL) the perfect airport for JetBlue’s fast growing, South Florida operation.
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) now acts as a focus city in the JetBlue network as well as a gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America. Other cities with nonstop flights include San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP), and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS).
JetBlue will compete with the ultra low cost carrier, Spirit, on several Latin America routes from Fort Lauderdale.