JetBlue Introduces New Coast-To-Coast Service
-- Oakland Becomes the Second West Coast Destination for Fort Lauderdale
Sale Fares Start at $89(a) Each Way --
New York, NY (October 13, 2005) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced it will begin service between Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Oakland, Calif. starting Jan. 19, 2006 with one daily flight each way. With this route, customers in South Florida will have seven nonstop destinations on the low-fare airline, and Bay Area customers will have a fifth nonstop option on JetBlue. This route will be served by the airline’s A320 aircraft.
JetBlue will offer an introductory sale fare between Oakland and Fort Lauderdale of $89(a) each way. This sale fare must be purchased by October 31, 2005, for travel between January 19 and February 14, 2006. Regular fares in this market will range between $149(a) to $349(a) each way. Round trip purchase is never required on JetBlue.
“There has been tremendous customer response to our nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Long Beach, so it makes sense to offer more nonstop, low-fare service from South Florida to the West Coast,” said JetBlue’s CEO David Neeleman. “It’s just our way of making Florida a JetBlue state.”
In addition to announcing this second West Coast destination from Florida, JetBlue currently offers the most flights of any airline between Florida and New York, the airline’s hometown, and will have up to 76 flights for customers by Thanksgiving.
JetBlue offers the most nonstop flights between New York City and the West Coast, including destinations in California. With this new service to South Florida, Northern Californians will have five nonstop destinations on JetBlue.
JetBlue’s new schedule:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Oakland, CA (OAK) Oakland to Fort Lauderdale
Daily service begins 1/19/06
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
7:30pm – 10:55pm 11:55pm – 8:15am
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. JetBlue operates a fleet of 82 new Airbus A320s and plans to add three additional A320s and eight EMBRAER 190s to its fleet in 2005. Based at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue currently operates 304 flights a day and serves 33 destinations in 14 states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.
All JetBlue aircraft feature roomy leather seats; all equipped with an in-seat digital entertainment system offering 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming – no other airline offers more live satellite TV options. On flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight™ is also available.(b)
With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight 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), 1-888-538-2583 if calling from Puerto Rico, or 1-200-9898 if calling from the Dominican Republic. This press release, as well as past press releases, can be found on www.jetblue.com.
|Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 7):|
Maybe Song will make the bold move and serve OAK. Ha ha!
|Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 11):|
Mark, off topic, any word on SAN/SEA/PHX-MIA?
|Quoting Hawk44 (Reply 12):|
Mark, any word on a possible FLL-SFO on US?