New York, NY (March 18, 2003)—JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York`s low-fare airline, plans to add two daily nonstop flights between its east coast base at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Diego, CA, the airline`s 22nd destination. The low-fare carrier will inaugurate the route on June 26, with a second daily flight to be added on July 14.
JetBlue is offering an introductory sale fare between New York and San Diego of $124* each way, or $119* each way if booked at www.jetblue.com. Sale fares require a 7-day advance purchase and must be purchased by June 26 for travel through September 30. Seats are limited and customers are encouraged to book early to obtain sale fares. Regular fares will range from $139* to $299* each way and all fares are discounted $5 each way if booked via JetBlue`s web site, www.jetblue.com, by June 30.
“New York-San Diego is the epitome of an underserved market, especially for nonstop flights,” said David Neeleman, JetBlue`s CEO. “With the addition of this new twice daily service, JetBlue is bringing more choice, low fares and friendly service, plus 24 channels of DIRECTV at every seat, to a market sorely in need of them.”
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 11 million passengers. JetBlue operates a fleet of 40 new Airbus A320 aircraft and is scheduled to place into service another 13 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, PR; and Seattle, WA. From Long Beach, CA the airline serves Las Vegas, NV, Oakland, CA, and Salt Lake City, UT. From Washington DC, the airline also serves Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Long Beach and Oakland, CA. The airline plans to launch twice daily service between Long Beach and Atlanta, GA and a daily service between Long Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL, both starting May 8.
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.