New York, NY (February 6, 2003) - JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York`s low-fare carrier, plans to expand its Spring/Summer service between New York City`s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Buffalo, NY, and between JFK and San Juan, PR.
JetBlue will launch fourth and fifth daily flights between JFK and San Juan on May 22 and June 12, respectively. Sixth and seventh daily flights between JFK and Buffalo will be added on June 26.
“As we celebrate our third anniversary this week as New York`s low-fare carrier, it`s a privilege today to announce more flights to both the north and south, serving New Yorkers across the Empire state and their extended families in Puerto Rico,” said David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airways.
“JetBlue is showing yet again why all New Yorkers love to fly with them” said NY Governor George Pataki. “With their new planes and great customer service connecting New York City with Upstate New York and Puerto Rico, I congratulate JetBlue on their success and on growing their service to both Buffalo and San Juan.”
“When I first started lobbying JetBlue to fly to Puerto Rico and Buffalo, I said that if they supplied the seats, New Yorkers would fill them. Well, we`re meeting that challenge and exceeding all expectations,” said US Senator Chuck Schumer. “JetBlue is adding more flights because New Yorkers have proven a basic law of economics: when you offer top-shelf service at affordable prices, people scoop it up.”
“Time and time again, JetBlue continues to show its unparalleled commitment to the cities of Upstate New York. With the Upstate economy relying heavily on consistent air travel options in order to prosper in today`s economic environment, it is comforting to know that JetBlue is there for the thousands of business and leisure travelers who have grown dependent on its Upstate service,” US Senator Hillary Clinton said.
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. Since launching operations in February 2000, the airline has carried more than ten million passengers. JetBlue operates a fleet of 38 new Airbus A320 aircraft and is scheduled to place into service another 12 A320s by the end of 2003. All JetBlue aircraft feature roomy all-leather seats each equipped with free live satellite television, offering up to 24 channels of DIRECTV Programming at every seat.*
From its base at New York City`s John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue flies to: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, FL; Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Long Beach, Oakland and Ontario, CA; Burlington, VT; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; New Orleans, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Seattle, WA. From Washington DC, the airline serves Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Long Beach and Oakland, CA. From Long Beach, CA the airline also serves Las Vegas, NV, Oakland, CA, 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. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit www.jetblue.com or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583). This press release, as well as past press releases, can be found on www.jetblue.com.