JetBlue announced today that it is adding 30 new domestic routes to serve customers in markets where recreational travel and travel to visit family and friends (VFRs) show signs of strength .
As business travel faces a lesser payback period, new routes offer JetBlue the opportunity to generate revenue, return to service aircraft that would otherwise be idle, and add more flight opportunities for JetBlue crew members.
Each market was identified as one in which JetBlue's award-winning service and low fares will benefit travelers and support the airline's financial position. The expanded service focuses on the relevance of growth in the airline's focus cities, the launch of Mint flights between Newark, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as complementing JetBlue's strong position in Florida with new point-to-point routes. .
New markets will be gradually introduced between July and October. Seats on all new routes will go on sale on Friday, June 19.
“The coronavirus has transformed airline route maps, and as we begin to see small signs of recovery, we remain flexible with our network plans to respond to demand trends and generate cash to support our business, "Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning at JetBlue, said in written statements.
" We have selected routes where customers show some interest in travel again and where our low fares and award-winning experience will be noticed, "he added.
Mint Service between New York and California
JetBlue, the New York-based airline, will expand its successful service Mint, currently in the broader metropolitan area, to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with daily nonstop service to Los Angeles International Airport Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Mint offers a completely renovated design with a new focus on more personal service, as well as exceptional hospitality from crew members who have received special training . Some of guests' favorite features include fully reclining seats – including individual suites with sliding privacy doors, tapas-style food, fresh espresso from the first cappuccino machine created especially for an American airline, Hayward and Hopper amenity kits , and desserts from local artisan ice cream makers based in Mint cities.
All customers will benefit from the JetBlue Airbus A321 Mint aircraft. Core features of the Airbus A321 interior include 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the largest seat spacing in economy class and power outlets available to all customers. JetBlue's popular Marketplace, a self-service station filled with free refreshments and snacks for all customers to enjoy at their convenience, is also available throughout the flight. All A321 aircraft offer JetBlue's free high-speed broadband Internet service, known as Fly-Fi (b).
Completing focus cities and flying in Florida
In others Parts of JetBlue's focus cities and Florida, the airline will launch new routes where there are small signs of recovery in leisure travel and trips to visit family and friends (VFR). Adding more destinations in these key markets will help make JetBlue more relevant to more travelers and generate customer loyalty.
Outside of JetBlue's focus cities, the airline is launching several new point-to-point routes that complement the JetBlue fortress in Florida. These routes will provide customers with a new option that offers low rates with excellent JetBlue customer service and the levels of protection offered as part of its Ground to Sky Safety program.
"We do not believe that customers should having to choose between a low rate and a great experience, "said Laurence. "These new routes are a victory for customers, and we believe they will work especially well for us in this unique environment."
JetBlue will reactivate some aircraft that were temporarily parked to support the new routes. Like the rest of the JetBlue network, these new routes will be regularly evaluated. The airline will remain flexible, allowing market demand to determine how long a particular route will operate.
Summer capacity, some closings are lifted, and certain seasonal flights return
With new routes and services announced today, as well as additional capacity added back to July and August schedules, JetBlue intends to operate approximately more than half of its typical capacity this summer to better meet demand.
Nine cities closed Temporarily and several seasonal summer destinations will reopen in early July:
• Aguadilla, Puerto Rico's Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN)
• Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)  • Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
• Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
• Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY)
• International Airport Minneapolis – Saint Paul National Airport (MSP)
• Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
• Ponce, Puerto Rico Mercedita International Airport (PSE)
• Portland International Airport (PDX)
• Providence TF Green International Airport (PVD)
New JetBlue routes and frequencies
Effective 23 July 2020:
New Mint service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
New services between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and: Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) |
New service between John F International Airport Kennedy of New York (JFK) and: Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW); Detroit County Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
Effective August 6, 2020:
New service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and: Austin International Airport – Bergstrom (AUS); San Diego International Airport (SAN); Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS); Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Sarasota – Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
New service between John F. Kennedy New York International Airport (JFK) and: Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
New service between La Guardia Airport in New York (LGA) and: Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW); Tampa International Airport (TPA)
New services between the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and: Orlando International Airport (MCO): Palm Beach International Airport (PBI); Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW); San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU); Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Effective October 1, 2020
New service between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and: St Airport Thomas Cyril E. King (STT)
New service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT); Portland International Airport (PDX); Seattle – Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
New service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
New service between Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and : Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE); Providence TF Green International Airport (PVD)
New service between Tampa International Airport (TPA) and: Providence TF Green International Airport (PVD); Washington National Airport (DCA); New service between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI); Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD); Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).