Thursday, August 27, 2009

JetBlue to Add More Flights From LB to Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27, 2009 -- JetBlue Airways will ramp up its popular service at San Francisco International Airport this winter, adding five new daily nonstop flights to its schedule in response to strong demand for its premium low-fare product.

Beginning in January, award-winning JetBlue will add two daily nonstop flights from San Francisco to its West Coast focus city at L.A.'s Long Beach Airport (for a total of five daily flights); a second daily nonstop flight to its focus city at Boston's Logan International Airport; and a second daily nonstop flight to the airline's acclaimed home at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal Five. As previously announced, JetBlue will also begin San Francisco's first nonstop service to its Fort Lauderdale, Fla. focus city beginning Nov. 17, 2009.

"JetBlue is proud to be expanding in San Francisco to give our loyal customers more flight options to their favorite destinations," said Robin Hayes, JetBlue's chief commercial officer. "What could be better for travelers than more JetBlue flights with more legroom in coach (a), unlimited free snacks and drinks, and more free live entertainment choices (b) than the other guys, not to mention some of the industry's most celebrated customer service?"

New flight for Oakland

Across the bay, JetBlue also plans to add an additional nonstop flight from Long Beach to Oakland in January (for a total of 4 daily flights).

Loss of LGB-SJC

JetBlue will end the unprofitable San Jose - Long Beach route in January. This service has underperformed since it launched and is losing money. The company will continue to offer nonstop service from San Jose to JFK -- the only nonstop flight between Silicon Valley and New York.


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