Connect Four - JetBlue Airways Announces Four New Routes
New York/JFK to Pittsburgh
Boston to Pittsburgh
New York/JFK to Jacksonville
Boston to Buffalo
New York (March 17, 2006) -- JetBlue Airways Corp. (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announces it will begin service to two new destinations: Pittsburgh, PA, and Jacksonville, FL. The low-fare carrier will begin four daily flights between New York/JFK and Pittsburgh and two daily flights between Boston and Pittsburgh, effective June 30, 2006. New York’s hometown airline also announced three daily flights between JFK and Jacksonville, FL, beginning June 15. The low-fare carrier will also begin service between Boston and Buffalo with three daily nonstop flights effective June 30, 2006.
“The people of Pittsburgh and Jacksonville have built strong communities even in the face of high fares and a lack of competition to the cities they need to visit,” said JetBlue’s CEO David Neeleman. “The crewmembers of JetBlue are proud to bring our award-winning service to Pittsburgh and Jacksonville, and between Boston and Buffalo with new nonstop, low-fare service.”
Paint the Town Blue: Pittsburgh, PA
JetBlue will begin daily service to Pittsburgh from New York/JFK beginning June 30, 2006, with everyday low fares between $64(a) and $129(a) each way.
The low-fare carrier’s new service between Pittsburgh and Boston will also begin June 30, 2006, with everyday low fares between $74(a) and $139(a) each way.
“Pennsylvania proudly welcomes JetBlue Airways to Pittsburgh,” said Governor Ed Rendell. “Pennsylvania has shown that it can attract the best in class businesses and JetBlue has proven, with its award winning customer service, that Pennsylvania means business. I know that Pittsburgh’s residents will enjoy the new flights to Boston and New York City and I look forward to JetBlue’s expansion in the Keystone State. This is further evidence of the positive business climate we have created that is helping us to attract new jobs and new investment.”
JetBlue’s Schedule to Pittsburgh (effective June 30, 2006):
New York, NY (JFK) to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Depart - Arrive
8:15am – 10:00am
12:25pm – 2:05pm
5:10pm – 6:50pm
8:30pm – 10:10pm
Pittsburgh to New York
Depart – Arrive
6:00am – 7:30am (eff. 7/1)
10:35am – 12:10pm
3:40pm – 5:15pm
7:25pm – 9:00pm
Boston, MA (BOS) to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Depart - Arrive
1:15pm – 3:05pm
7:30am – 9:05am (eff. 7/1)
Pittsburgh to Boston
Depart – Arrive
7:30pm – 9:20pm
2:45pm – 4:20pm
Paint the Town Blue: Jacksonville, FL
Three daily nonstop flights between New York/JFK and Jacksonville will begin June 15, 2006, with regular fares ranging between $109(a) and $299(a) each way.
“I’m delighted to welcome JetBlue Airways to Jacksonville,” said Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton. “All of us, individuals and businesses alike, will benefit with JetBlue’s award-winning customer service and everyday low-fares to New York City. I look forward to welcoming the first flight later this spring.”
JetBlue’s schedule to Jacksonville, effective June 15:
New York, NY (JFK) to Jacksonville
Depart – Arrive
8:20am – 11:05am
1:30pm – 4:10pm
7:55pm – 10:45pm
FL (JAX), Jacksonville to New York
Depart – Arrive
6:20am – 8:45am (eff. 6/16)
11:45am – 2:10pm
4:50pm – 7:15pm
New Service Between Boston and Buffalo
JetBlue’s new nonstop service between Boston and Buffalo will begin June 30, 2006, with regular one way fares between $64(a) and $139(a).
“JetBlue’s first flight and inaugural ceremony took place at Buffalo International Airport more than six years ago and today they have grown to become a vital part of our community,” said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. “I am excited to welcome JetBlue’s new low-fare service to Boston and know Buffalonians will welcome it as they have JetBlue’s service to New York. I wish JetBlue great and continued success.”
JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Buffalo, effective June 30:
Boston, MA (BOS) to Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Depart – Arrive
9:00am – 10:40am
4:20pm – 5:55pm
8:45pm – 10:25pm
Buffalo to Boston
Depart – Arrive
7:00am – 8:30am (eff. 7/1)
11:10am – 12:35pm
6:30pm – 7:55pm
The new nonstop service to Pittsburgh and the new Boston – Buffalo route, will be flown with JetBlue’s new EMBRAER 190 aircraft. The EMBRAER 190s are configured with 100 comfy leather seats in a two-by-two layout. Customers have either an aisle or a window seat, ensuring easy movement throughout the cabin. All JetBlue E190s are equipped with our popular in-flight entertainment system, featuring large 6.8 inch in-seat screens, 36 channels of DIRECTV® programming and more than 100 channels of XM Satellite Radio for free and, on flights longer than two hours, a selection of movies on FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment.
The new nonstop service between New York/JFK and Jacksonville, FL will be flown with the low-fare carrier’s Airbus A320 aircraft. The Airbus A320, with the widest fuselage of any single-aisle aircraft, offers customers wider seats and aisles, more overhead storage space and greater legroom than any other aircraft in its class. All seats are equipped with JetBlue’s popular entertainment system, featuring 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming and, on flights longer than two hours, a selection of movies on FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment.
In the six years since its launch, JetBlue Airways has focused on creating a new airline category – an airline that offers value, service and style. Based out of New York City, the low-cost carrier currently serves 34 destinations with more than 410 flights daily. Onboard JetBlue, customers enjoy roomy leather seats and 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming (b), the most live TV available on any airline. On flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight™ is also available. JetBlue offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and delicious wines selected by the airline’s Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) Fares require up to a 14-day advance purchase. Customers can save an additional $5 each way when purchasing online at www.jetblue.com. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights. Fares are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Cancellations and changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for $30 at 1-800-JETBLUE (or, in the case of changes, at jetblue.com). All changes are subject to applicable fare adjustment. Changes are not eligible for a $5 Internet savings. Cancellations are for a JetBlue travel credit only, which is valid for one year. If a reservation is not changed or cancelled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeited. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.30 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. Caribbean and Bermuda fares also do not include government fees and taxes of up to $71.45 each way. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. JetBlue reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without proper documentation. Other restrictions apply.
(b) DIRECTV® service is not available on flights to/from Bermuda, Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic; however, where applicable FOX InFlight is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX InFlight is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JetBlue’s in-flight entertainment is powered by LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements due to many factors, including without limitation, our extremely competitive industry, increases in fuel prices, maintenance costs and interest rates, our ability to implement our growth strategy including the integration of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft into our operations, our significant fixed obligations, our ability to maintain our culture as we grow, our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization, our dependence on the New York metropolitan market, our reliance on automated systems and technology, our reliance on sole suppliers, additional government regulation and changes in our industry due to financial condition and external geopolitical conditions. Information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company’s 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
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