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JetBlue Continues to Build Coast-to-Coast Network with New Choices Connecting California and Florida

Released : 09/26/2016

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it is continuing to boost its transcontinental flight network with a new route and more Mint flights. First, the airline will add new nonstop flights between Orlando and Los Angeles. Additionally, seats on previously announced Mint flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco are now on sale.

**This is a big win for our Florida and California customers who are eager to have more choices when traveling cross country,** said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. **The Sunshine State and the Golden State have been so important to JetBlue*s growth and success, which is why we are so pleased to continue to deliver on our plan to expand on both coasts.**

Orlando and Los Angeles

JetBlue will launch new nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting on January 5, 2017. Roundtrip flights will operate daily and are on sale today with fares starting at $65 one way (a).

The new route will further grow JetBlue*s presence in its Orlando focus city where it is already a top carrier with flights to more than two dozen nonstop destinations. The route also grows the list of destinations JetBlue serves at Los Angeles-LAX. JetBlue will operate up to 17 daily flights at LAX and will now serve each of the airline*s northeast and Florida focus cities with nonstop service from southern California.

JetBlue will operate service between Orlando and Los Angeles using its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline*s award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (b); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat.

Mint in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco

JetBlue will launch Mint service, JetBlue*s refreshing take on premium travel, on all flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and San Francisco International Airports (SFO) starting May 15, 2017. Roundtrip flights will operate twice daily and are on sale today with fares starting at $399 one way (c).

Mint service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco will complete JetBlue*s plans to bring its popular premium service to the south Florida focus city and further grow Mint in the Bay Area. As previously announced, Mint flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Los Angeles-LAX will begin March 20, 2017.

Mint aircraft include the longest fully-flat bed seating in the U.S. domestic premium market (d), fully enclosed private suites and a 15-inch flat screen with complimentary entertainment options. Favorite Mint features include a signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu by New York Cityrestaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for aU.S. airline, amenity kits by Birchbox, and dessert from Blue Marble and Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery.

Since launching in 2014, Mint has become a favorite way for celebrities, technology executives, creatives, and entrepreneurs to travel across the country. Mint was recognized by Fast Company*s Innovation By Design Awards, which honors innovative and disruptive design that pushes boundaries and seeks to change the world.

All customers will benefit from JetBlue*s new Airbus A321 with Mint aircraft, which features the airline*s new core experience.

Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in coach (b) and power outlets accessible to all customers. JetBlue*s popular marketplace, a self-serve station full of free snacks, sodas and water for customers to enjoy at their convenience, is also available throughout the flight. And all A321 aircraft offer JetBlue*s free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband Internet service when flying over the continental U.S., access to JetBlue*s Hub content on personal devices and first-run Hollywood movies.

02.10.2016. 11:10

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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