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Low cost airline JetBlue plans Caribbean airlift

JetBlue Airways, New York’s low-fare carrier, is expanding service again from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in time for the busy summer travel season with 35% more flights than last summer.
JetBlue will add a second daily flight to New Orleans, LA on April 22. Also, on May 4, the airline will add a second daily flight to Denver, CO, a fifth daily service to Rochester, and sixth and seventh daily Buffalo flights. All flights are operated with 156-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

“After serving Denver for three years, we’re pleased to add daytime service to New York to complement our current red-eye flights to both JFK and Boston,” said David Neeleman, JetBlue’s Chairman and CEO. “Additional flights between New York and New Orleans, Rochester and Buffalo will also increase our customers’ summer travel options this year, especially with our plans for new Caribbean service to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.”

The low-fare carrier previously announced that it had intended to begin operations from New York’s LaGuardia Airport in the spring. In working with its business partners at the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to resolve facilities issues, JetBlue now intends to initiate this service by late summer.