JetBlue Inaugurates New York-Las Vegas

JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is kicking off service between New York City and Las Vegas today with a give-away of 250 roundtrip tickets to the entertainment capital.

Coinciding with the airline`s first inaugural JFK-Las Vegas flight today, JetBlue`s announcement is a “heads up” for New Yorkers to start getting their Thanksgiving costumes ready. The first 250 people, over 18 years old, dressed as turkeys, pilgrims or in other Thanksgiving-inspired costumes who bring a canned food donation for City Harvest will receive roundtrip tickets to JetBlue`s newest destination, Las Vegas. The tickets, subject to peak holiday blackout periods,* will be valid for travel through January. Restrictions apply.

The event will take place at 8am on November 22, the Friday before Thanksgiving, at the America restaurant at 9 East 18th Street in Manhattan.

JetBlue had planned to commence service between New York and Las Vegas on January 7, but moved the launch up by almost two months to assist travelers stranded by National Airlines’ cessation of service. The airline will add a second daily flight between JFK and Las Vegas on January 7, and add third and fourth flights in February and March, respectively.

To introduce the new route between JFK and Las Vegas, JetBlue is offering an introductory sale fare of $99** each way, if booked at JetBlue`s website,, or $104** via 1-800-JetBlue. Introductory sale fares must be purchased by January 7, 2003 for travel completed by February 12, 2003.


JetBlue commenced service between Las Vegas and LA/Long Beach on October 10, with introductory sales fares starting from $19** each way, if purchased at, by November 19, 2002 for travel completed by November 20, 2002.

About JetBlue
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. Since launching operations in February 2000, the airline has served more than nine million passengers and currently operates a fleet of 32 new Airbus A320 aircraft. JetBlue is scheduled to introduce into service another four new A320s by the end of 2002. All JetBlue aircraft are outfitted with roomy all-leather seats each equipped with free live satellite television, offering up to 24 channels of DIRECTV® programming at every seat.***

JetBlue ranked Best Domestic Airline in Condé Nast Traveler`s 2002 Readers` Choice Awards and Best Domestic Airline (Coach) in Condé Nast Traveler`s 2002 Business Travel Awards. The airline also placed second in the Best Airline categories in Travel & Leisure magazine`s 2002 World`s Best Awards and Zagat`s 2001 Airline Survey.

From its base at New York City`s John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue flies to: Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, FL; Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Long Beach, Ontario and Oakland, CA; San Juan, PR; Burlington, VT; Denver, CO; New Orleans, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle, WA. From Washington DC, the airline serves Fort Lauderdale, FL, LA/Long Beach, CA, and Oakland, CA. From LA/Long Beach, CA, JetBlue also serves Oakland CA, Las Vegas NV, and Salt Lake City, UT.

With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and a Saturday night stay is never required. To find out more about TrueBlue, the airline`s customer loyalty program, log on to The airline is offering $5 each way off all fares booked through its web site through December 31 and double TrueBlue points for all travel booked via through June 30. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).