JetBlue Airways began service from Boston's Logan International Airport on January 7, 2003, the airline's 22nd city served, with new planes, up to 24 channels of DIRECTV.** programming free at every comfy leather seat, and more legroom. The carrier began service to Denver, CO and Orlando and Tampa, FL and, on January 16, will begin service to LA/Long Beach, CA, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
By January 30, JetBlue plans to offer from Logan International four daily flights to Orlando, two daily flights to LA/Long Beach, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale, and one daily flight to Denver.
"Today's flight represents the start of what will be a long and productive partnership between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and JetBlue," said Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts. "My administration is 100 percent committed not only to bringing companies like JetBlue to Massachusetts, but also to fostering a business climate that will help them succeed over the long term."
"Low fare doesn't have to be no-frills anymore," said David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airways. "In the new year, JetBlue will liberate Bostonians from high fares and offer a unique travel experience with new planes with 34-inch seat pitch for most seats, free in-flight satellite TV, and award-winning friendly service. We don't charge for snacks either - and you can have as many as you like. Bostonians will also find our operational performance liberating as we have been an industry leader in completion factor, on-time arrivals and customer complaints as measured by the Department of Transportation."
"JetBlue is raising the bar in the aviation industry with cutting edge customer service and value," said Massport CEO Craig Coy. "JetBlue's arrival in Boston means more options and more convenience for local travelers and one more reason why the New Logan is the right choice for travelers."
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. JetBlue operates a fleet of 53 new Airbus A320 aircraft and plans to add another 16 A320s to its fleet in 2004. The airline has on order 100 EMBRAER 190 aircraft with options for an additional 100 with deliveries scheduled to begin in mid 2005. 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. JetBlue has been named "Best Domestic Airline" for the last two years by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
Based out of New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue currently operates 214 flights a day and serves 22 destinations in 11 states and Puerto Rico and plans to commence daily nonstop service on March 3 between New York's JFK and Sacramento, CA. 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).