SunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5910 times:
Northern California, Here We Come (Again), JetBlue to Add Three New Routes Serving The Region: NYC-San Jose; Washington-Sacramento; and Boston-Oakland
Wednesday March 10, 8:00 am ET
Low-fare Carrier to Serve Six California Cities with 41 Daily Roundtrips this Summer- Including Additional Washington, D.C. Flights to Oakland and Long Beach
NEW YORK, March 10, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (NasdaqNM:JBLU - News) is expanding its service to California this summer with new cross-country routes planned for San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland.
JetBlue will launch new daily nonstop service between JFK and San Jose, the low-fare carrier's 25th city, starting June 10. The carrier will offer an introductory sale fare on this route of $119(1) each way, when booked at JetBlue's website, http://www.jetblue.com. The sale fare, which requires a 14-day advance purchase, must be purchased by March 26 and is valid for travel through June 30. For an additional $5 each way, this sale fare can also be booked by calling 1-800-JETBLUE. Seats are limited and customers are encouraged to book early.
On May 4, JetBlue will launch nonstop service between Washington's Dulles International Airport and Sacramento, offering customers the only nonstop flight linking California's capital and the nation's capital. JetBlue will offer an introductory sale fare between Sacramento and Washington, DC of $99(1) each way, when booked at JetBlue's website, http://www.jetblue.com. The low-fare carrier inaugurated service between JFK and Sacramento on March 3.
JetBlue also plans additional nonstop flights from Dulles to Long Beach/LA and Oakland, CA, effective May 4. The carrier will offer a total of four daily flights to Long Beach, and three daily flights to Oakland.
Also on May 4, JetBlue will introduce twice daily nonstop flights between Boston and Oakland, becoming the only carrier serving the route. The airline inaugurated Boston service in January with flights to Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Denver and Long Beach. JetBlue will offer an introductory sale fare between Oakland and Boston of $99(1) each way, when booked at JetBlue's website, http://www.jetblue.com.
Both the Sacramento and Oakland sale fares require a 14-day advance purchase, must be purchased by March 26, and are valid for travel through May 27. For an additional $5 each way, these sale fares can also be booked by calling 1-800-JETBLUE. Seats are limited and customers are encouraged to book early.
``Northern California, here we come again,'' said David Neeleman, JetBlue's CEO. ``We're excited to be announcing service to San Jose, our sixth California city, just one week after inaugurating our new JFK-Sacramento service. It's also great to be able to offer new nonstop capital-to-capital service between Washington, D.C. and Sacramento and twice daily flights between Boston and Oakland, just two months after inaugurating Boston service.''
``JetBlue's expansion to San Jose demonstrates the growing understanding of the critical importance of Silicon Valley to the nation's economy,'' said San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales. ``We look forward to JetBlue's growth and success at Mineta San Jose International Airport that will benefit our residents and businesses who can take advantage of more convenient travel to the East Coast.''
``JetBlue is making travel to New York, Washington, D.C. and now Boston a convenient, reliable and fast way to travel to the East Coast. We're excited that JetBlue is providing more travel options to Bay Area residents,'' said Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown. ``Soon, everyone will be flying to Oakland.''
``JetBlue has reestablished nonstop service connection between Sacramento, the capital of the 6th largest economy in the world and the nation's capital, Washington D.C.,'' said G. Hardy Acree, Director of Airports, Sacramento County Airports System. ``This is the second exciting addition from JetBlue to our air service program and proof that the Sacramento regional market warrants transcontinental service.''
The airline's regular one-way fares on all three new routes will range from $134(1) to $294(1) each way if booked via http://www.jetblue.com. For an additional $5 each way, fares can also be booked by calling 1-800-JETBLUE.
JetBlue's flight schedules will be:
New York (JFK) to San Jose (SJC) San Jose to New York
Depart - Arrive Depart -- Arrive
5:30pm -- 8:45pm 9:45pm -- 6:00am
(eff. 6/10/04) (eff. 6/10/04)
Washington, DC (IAD) to Sacramento (SMF) Sacramento to Washington, DC
Depart -- Arrive Depart -- Arrive
9:05pm -- 11:40pm 12:35am -- 8:35am
(eff. 5/4/04) (eff. 5/5/04)
Boston (BOS) to Oakland (OAK) Oakland to Boston
Depart -- Arrive Depart -- Arrive
8:20am -- 12:00pm 8:20pm -- 11:59pm
(eff. 5/4/04) (eff. 5/4/04)
10:20am --7:20pm 10:25pm -- 7:25am
(eff. 5/4/04) (eff. 5/4/04)
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. JetBlue operates a fleet of 57 new Airbus A320 aircraft and plans to add another 12 A320s to its fleet in 2004. The airline has 100 EMBRAER 190 aircraft on order 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(r) Programming at every seat. (2)
Based at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue currently operates 238 flights a day and serves 23 destinations in 11 states and Puerto Rico. JetBlue plans to commence new service from JFK to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on May 27, 2004, and has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for international route authority to serve both Santiago and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, with proposed start dates of June 10 and June 17, 2004, respectively. 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 http://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 http://www.jetblue.com.
(1) Fares reflect $5 discount only when booked at http://www.jetblue.com. 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 $3.10 per segment.
(2) DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights between New York City and Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic.
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, our ability to implement our growth strategy including the integration of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft into our operations, our significant fixed obligations and our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization, increases in maintenance costs, fuel prices and interest rates, our dependence on the New York market, seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, our reliance on sole suppliers, government regulation, the loss of key personnel and potential problems with our workforce, the potential liability associated with the handling of our customer data and future acts of terrorism or the threat of such acts or escalation of U.S. military involvement overseas. Additional 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 2003 Annual Report on Form 10-K. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
PlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5699 times:
It should be interesting to see how IAD-SMF does as a pure point to point service. Atleast UA was connecting to an array of East Coast/International routes when they ran it for a short time before 9/11 on an A319...
But more IAD-LGB/OAK - good for us Washingtonians...
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 821 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5594 times:
wow...i'm really excited about the new added service we're doing!!!! YAY! i'm sure it'll do great for the new SMF-IAD. especially for the business people. i'm still waiting to see if we'll ever add more IAD-florida routes though. I'm surprised we havn't had IAD-MCO yet... well, eventually i'm sure
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5471 times:
You know it's interesting. I remember reading in the Sacramento Bee last week, about the new JFK-SMF service & how officials at Jet Blue officials said there would be nomore routes planed from SMF for 1-2 years.
I wonder what happened for them to introduce SMF-Washington service.
Sjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5396 times:
Given that UA is struggling to fill an A319 daily IAD-SJC, and some experts say 20% of Silicon Valley jobs are at risk of being shipped overseas, I doubt it'll happen, but it would be AWESOME to have B6 service on this route.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5219 times:
AA add flights, drop fares, or *gasp* bring back the 767's and try offer their 3-class product to differentiate?>
Probably just add flights on "LRTC" 757s, unfortunately. American had 767s on SAN-JFK for what seemed like forever, even after jetBlue started flights to New York. However, since last fall, all of the flights have been downguaged to 757s. The upside is that AA is adding a 3rd SAN-JFK flight in the evening (also 757), which is the most SAN has ever had.
Still, when I fly to New York (usually 2 to 3 times a year for connections or otherwise), I avoid using what I see as American's most uncomfortable plane whenever possible. In a few weeks I'm flying up to LAX just so I can catch a 767-200 to JFK.
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4539 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5085 times:
JetBlue is keeping the LGB-LAS route (at 2x per day), at least through the summer.
Apparently it is either doing well or they are pulling the new routes off the LGB-OAK route. After all, LGB-LAS requires less airplane utilization than the Oakland route.
Jetbluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3195 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5048 times:
Yes, the LAS-LGB flights will continue - at least through October 31, 2004.
Great news on this new service! JFK-SJC will be very popular with New Yorkers, I'm sure, and hopefully it'll get upgraded to more than just a redeye.
For BOS-OAK, I think that's also a smart move. They must have been having many connecting through LGB that they decided to start the non-stop route. I just hope that the 320 can make the 6hr. 40min. flight!
IAD-SMF is very surprising. They must be extremely successful on their new JFK-SMF route that they had the confidence to start IAD. However, there is no non-stop competition on the route, which really does make things a lot easier on B6.
Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2919 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5015 times:
"Great news on this new service! JFK-SJC will be very popular with New Yorkers, I'm sure, and hopefully it'll get upgraded to more than just a redeye."
I agree it is a redeye, but the schedule is the one of the most friendly overnight schedules they have on a west coast flight.
JFK-SJC DPT 5:30PM ARV 8:45 Return 9:45PM ARV JFK 6:00AM
JFK-ONT DPT 8:10PM ARV 10:59 Return 11:59PM ARV JFK 8:05AM
JFK-SEA DPT 8:05PM ARV 11:04 Return 11:59PM ARV JFK 8:10 AM
JFK-SMF DPT 6:50PM ARV 9:50 Return 10:55PM ARV JFK 7:10AM
If you fly to the westcoast for business (and your body clock is on EST), it's much easier to get to the airport at 8 or 9 PM for your return than 11PM if you're flying out of ONT or SEA. The SJC flight will be very popular at that time, not only for travel to the west coast, but the return at 6am means you could actually make it to work that day (if you wanted to), and it's very connection friendly. All the first flights to upstate NY and FL from JFK seem to leave after 6:30AM.
Jblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4982 times:
It's great that JetBlue is expanding, but the real challenge is yet to come. Simply adding flights from East to West, and NE to SE is not going to hold up much longer IMHO... How much time do they have until they will have to focus on interior cities? And, I mean with 320 aircraft not the EMB 190's.
777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4933 times:
Any word on what gate jetblue will use here in San Jose? Probably they'll take one of DL's gates like Midway did. There is plenty of gate space, but the check in area at the C terminal seems a little cramped. I haven't actually flown out of that terminal in a while (I'm an AA addict now), but last time I looked in, it looked full with the (somewhat) recent additions of Frontier and ATA.
As for AA and sending 762s to JFK, I hope so but I doubt it. I don't think they would change to a plane with slightly less [steerage] capacity to compete against a low cost carrier. However, its possible they already had plans to convert at least one flight to a 762 this summer. They did so (uh-oh, memory swirling together) I think summer 2002 (or 2001?) but didn't do it last summer. I'm not fully sure of the reason why, but it seems to be a summer seasonal thing.
: From the website www.sjc.org they will be using C8 (I think TW's old gate) and I'd imagine probably the old TW ticket counter?
: BOS-OAK never actually lasts 6h 40mins!
: Yes, It is! It would make long flight from BOS-OAK flight on the A320 aircraft and they need to get snacks onboard with their flight. Now, this is six
: Mike: I should have looked at sjc.org. C8 does make a sense, and it is TWA's old gate. However, the airport has been somewhat busy since TWA collapsed
: Matt--I wasn't thinking ATA or Frontier---brain fart! I remember that AA had 3, if not 4 daily flights. At least they haven't gone back to 738's. Blah
: I didn't think there was anymore room at OAK to handle anymore flights during "prime" time. Did B6 acquire more gates other than Gate 15 and Gate 1?
: Wedgettail737: we use gates 9 and 9A. If/when there is something wrong w/ one of our gates then i believe thats when we use gate 15 or 17. as for gate
: I wonder when B6 will realize there is a good chunk of the United States between the coasts. Currently, the only airports in the Central and Mountain
: "I wonder when B6 will realize there is a good chunk of the United States between the coasts. Currently, the only airports in the Central and Mountain
: I forgot about the UA service. If B6 starts that, you can kiss US's flight good bye...UA has no real interest in SJC anyway SJC is one of the most pro
: LGB-IAD should be interesting against Southwest's LAX-BWI nonstop. Steve
: Sllevin: we have been flying LGB-IAD for a cpl yrs now. and that route is a very profitable route for us ~B6FA4ever
: Gates 9 and 9A...those were UA gates for the longest time. Maybe B6 will expand much further when the terminal expansion is complete.