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NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp. (NasdaqNM:JBLU - News) on Thursday said it was expanding service this summer from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, as the start of service from New York's LaGuardia Airport has been delayed.
The low-cost carrier said service from New York's LaGuardia Airport would begin in late summer, rather than the spring as previously intended, because of "facilities issues" to be resolved with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Rapidly growing four-year-old JetBlue earlier this year requested 10 slots at LaGuardia, which it characterized as a "token presence", while it discussed building new terminals at JFK, where is carries more passengers than any other airline.
A JetBlue spokesman did not immediately return a phone call seeking further information.
The New York-based airline said it would add new flights from JFK to Denver, New Orleans, Buffalo and Rochester this summer. It plans to operate 35 percent more flights than last summer.
JetBlue expects to add 12 new 156-seat Airbus A320 narrow-body jets this year to its all-Airbus fleet of 57 aircraft and has ordered 100 Embraer 190 aircraft, which seat about 100 passengers each, for delivery beginning in mid-2005.
Please oh please Mr Moderator Nazi, dont delete my thread.
JAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
I am curious to the reason behind the delay.
"The low-cost carrier said service from New York's LaGuardia Airport would begin in late summer, rather than the spring as previously intended, because of "facilities issues" to be resolved with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Federal Aviation Administration."
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 813 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
i'm sure FLL, MCO, and TPA are shoe-in's for possible routes. then probably more expansion out of there once the slot restrictions are lifted for the NYC airports. (can someone please remind me when this is suppose to happen? thanx!)
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
Back to the original topic, I also found it rather strange that JetBlue is delaying their LGA services by about 3 months and thereby missing the busy summer travel season. The press release is light on the facts, does anyone have any additional information such as where JetBlue will set up shop at LGA, will they handle their own flights, and what the exact reason for the delay is?
I was under the impression that the 10 slots at LGA would yeild 5 flights, ie, 5 landings and 5 departures......am I correct?
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 813 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1566 times:
honestly, it'll be nothing new than when we started flying out of BOS and our loads there are VERY good!! plus w/ our popularity in the NY area...i'm sure we'll have no problem filling up the planes w/ passengers, no matter what the other airlines try and do.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2801 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1454 times:
Knowing how many people currently flock to JFK just to fly JetBlue, even when LGA is more convenient, I can assure you that JetBlue will have absolutely no problem filling planes out of LGA, regardless of where they choose to fly (although I suspect the destinations will include at least FLL and PBI).
Dantiger From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 92 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 999 times:
Not sure what AmWest meant by "over hyped?" I have flown Jet Blue round trip from Long Beach to Vegas and Oakland. All flights left on time and were a real pleasure. Those "rich Corinthian" leather seats are so comfy and sadly both trips being just an hour, I was unable to check all the channels on my private screen. I will say that the channels I watched were crystal clear with perfect color adjustment. Would be great for cross country flights.
The crew (flight attendants) was young, well groomed and attractive. Also very perky and professional. That alone is not something one finds these days.
Oh and FoxBravo.....Notice the members name is AmWest25. Gee I wonder if he or she might just work for America West? Naw.