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JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:50 pm

Press Release Source: JetBlue Airways Corporation


JetBlue Announces New Service Between Washington D.C./Dulles and West Palm Beach
Wednesday August 2, 8:30 am ET



One Daily Nonstop Beginning October 3
Introductory Fare of $79(a) Each Way

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU - News) today announces it will begin new nonstop service between Washington D.C./Dulles International Airport and West Palm Beach, FL with one daily non-stop flight beginning October 3. A special introductory fare of $79(a) each way is available for purchase through August 15, for travel through November 15. Regular fares will range between $99(a) and $299(a) each way, up to 53 percent less than existing fares in this market.

``With this new service to West Palm Beach, and starting August 17, new nonstop service to New York's JFK airport, Washingtonians will have eight nonstop JetBlue destinations to choose from, plus convenient connecting service to all of JetBlue's 32 other destinations,'' said JetBlue's CEO and Founder David Neeleman. ``JetBlue customers in West Palm Beach have enjoyed nonstop JetBlue flights to all three major airports serving New York City, as well as Boston's Logan Airport, and now, they will enjoy nonstop service to our nation's capital.''

JetBlue's Schedule:


Washington D.C./Dulles (IAD) to West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) to
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) Washington D.C./Dulles (IAD)
Depart -- Arrive Depart -- Arrive
8:45 a.m. -- 11:20 a.m. 12:00 p.m. -- 2:25 p.m.

JetBlue will operate service between Washington D.C./Dulles and West Palm Beach with Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring the low-fare airline's signature 36 channels of DIRECTV(r) programming (b), the most live television of any airline, extra legroom, as well as all-leather pre-assigned seats.

Members of JetBlue's TrueBlue Flight Gratitude program will earn four points for every nonstop flight between Washington D.C./Dulles and Palm Beach, with double points awarded for purchasing travel online at http://www.jetblue.com. In addition to nonstop service to West Palm Beach, JetBlue customers in Washington D.C. enjoy nonstop service to seven additional destinations, as well as convenient connecting service through New York City/JFK beginning August 17 to 43 other JetBlue destinations by the end of the year, including Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, Columbus, OH (service starts October 3), and Tucson, AZ (service starts September 28).

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In the six years since its launch, JetBlue Airways has focused on creating a new airline category - an airline that offers value, service and style. Based out of New York City, the low-cost carrier currently serves 41 destinations with more than 440 flights daily. Onboard JetBlue, customers enjoy roomy leather seats and 36 channels of free DIRECTV(r) programming (b), the most live TV available on any airline. On flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight(tm) is also available. JetBlue offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin' Donuts(r) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the airline's Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(r). On overnight flights from the West, the airline now offers Shut-Eye Service(tm), with a Shut-Eye Kit(tm) designed exclusively for JetBlue by Bliss Spa and other special amenities including a ``good morning'' hot towel service. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit http://www.jetblue.com.

The JetBlue logo is available at http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=795

(a) All fares are subject to change without notice and may require up to a 14-day advance purchase. The introductory sale fare must be purchased by August 15, 2006, 11:59 PM MDT and travel must be completed by November 15, 2006. Lowest fares may not be available on all days or on all flights, and are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Cancellations and changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for $30 at 1-800-JETBLUE (or, in the case of changes, at jetblue.com) with applicable fare adjustment. Cancellations are for a JetBlue travel credit only, which is valid for one year. If travel is not used, and the reservation is not changed or canceled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeited. 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 $3.30 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. JetBlue reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without proper documentation. Other restrictions apply.

(b) DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental United States; however, where applicable FOX InFlight(tm) is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX InFlight(tm) is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JetBlue's in-flight entertainment is powered by LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.

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; increases in fuel prices, maintenance costs and interest rates; our ability to implement our growth strategy, including the integration of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft into our operations; our significant fixed obligations; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and maintain our culture as we grow; our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization; our dependence on the New York metropolitan market; our reliance on automated systems and technology; our reliance on a limited number of suppliers; changes in or additional government regulation; changes in our industry due to other airlines' financial condition; and external geopolitical events and conditions. Further 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 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.



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PlaneGuy27
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:52 pm

Currently 4 nonstops on WN from BWI
Currently 3 nonstops on US from DCA

No current service from Dulles.
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:49 pm

This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:09 pm

This should be a good route. No service from IAD, so It makes total sense. It will also be a nice addition to the IAD-FLL flights, which also do well.

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!

Well that's your opinion and we can all accept that. But clearly you know nothing about the JetBlue operation as NE-Florida routes are its bread and butter. One daily flight should have no problem being filled up.

Crossing my fingers for more IAD announcements! BTW, where's the plane going once it gets back to IAD?

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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:10 pm

I suppose time will tell, Malpensa  smile . So far, our other routes from the upper east coast down to PBI have performed pretty well. And from my days with DH, their A319s operating the same route were always packed. So loads won't be an issue, I'm sure.
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:15 pm

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!

I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

OK.. I feel much better now. The times and prices for this flight are quite nice - and they will definately be convenient for the folks leaving out of the NOVA area to head to South Florida without dealing with the hassle of FLL or MIA.

Unfortunately it means I can't use the excuse to my parents that it's too expensive to fly to see them  Wink
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:23 pm

I would like to see some future international flights some day...since the layout of the B terminal allows for redirection of inbound passengers to customs shuttles.

Will have to wait and see.

Chris
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:26 pm

Glad to see them expanding at IAD, I think that the BUR-LAS route is a victim of no aircraft. It will be back when they get another aircraft out there to run it.

I would like to see IAD-BUF,SYR,PHX,MCO, with the E190. We will see what they come up with!
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:32 pm

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 5):
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

OK.. I feel much better now.

You stole the words right out of my mouth!
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:38 pm

Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 8):
Quoting AirScoot (Reply 5):
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

OK.. I feel much better now.

You stole the words right out of my mouth!

Yeah, Delta!
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 7):
I would like to see IAD-BUF,SYR,PHX,MCO, with the E190. We will see what they come up with!

I can see all these routes, but the MCO and PHX flights would probably be with the A320.

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 5):
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

I concur! Well said.

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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:50 am

JetBluefan1

I like the way you think, i would hope in the future there would be more flying from dulles, as it is a decent base for them, and they can compete with United on domestic flights. Hopefully they will progress to more florida ops, as well as some red eyes to the west coast.

I would also expect that we have to wait for some more planes first.

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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:47 am

Has there been any other word on possible IAD expansion?
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:11 am

Sounds like a good route. I remember DH did well on this route so B6 should do about the same or better, Hopefully this is the start of more IAD expansion.

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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:44 am

I wouldn't take this as a sign of major Dulles expansion. It is pretty clear why they are adding PBI-IAD: No airline flies it. When they added FLL-IAD, it was the same thing. At that time, no airline flew FLL-IAD, believe it or not.

They are not going to waste their time competing with Ted, Southwest, and airTran in MCO-IAD; and Ted and Southwest on TPA-IAD.
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:52 am

Um, gee, and why didn't they pre-empt WN on the IAD-MCO and IAD-TPA routes? C'mon, JetBlue, get with the program and connect more dots before you add more new cities!
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:05 am

Quoting MalpensaSFO (Reply 2):
This is all to funny...

B6 drops BUR-MCO, BUR-LAS, EWR-SJU, SMF-IAD and opens a new super low yielding route PBI-IAD... Ah got to love the route planners at B6!

Sometimes I agree with MalpensaSFO, sometimes I dont.....but he does have a point here. JetBlue is introducing yet another route to Florida? And from IAD? JetBlue is becoming more and more reliant on the Florida markets which are certainly not high yeild, especially from cities like BOS, NYC and DC where there is a lot of competition.

I like JetBlue, but I am also worrying about JetBlue, they need to come up with something new.......a new focus city, hub or the like. They have an awful lot of airplanes on order....and they need to get beyond adding more and more capacity from the NE United States to Florida and California. Once a day flights from JFK to Tuscon or IAD to West Palm will keep airplanes busy, but JetBlue now need to think outside of the box that will allow continued expansion and profits.
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 14):
At that time, no airline flew FLL-IAD, believe it or not.

Does United/TED fly FLL-IAD? If not, why?
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:43 am

Nobody currently flies IAD-PBI so there is no competition on the route right now, B6 will be the only one on the route.
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:28 am

Sweet news for B6, again i think they are exploiting the proper routes at the right time... there is potential for some other markets, which i am sure B6 is exploring...
 
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:09 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 17):
Does United/TED fly FLL-IAD? If not, why?

Ted has 1 daily departure from IAD to FLL
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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:07 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 17):
Does United/TED fly FLL-IAD? If not, why?

Yea they do but he was just saying that when B6 started the route no one was on it. Ted does now.

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RE: JetBlue To Begin PBI/IAD

Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:02 pm

Quoting Dolphinflyer (Reply 15):
Um, gee, and why didn't they pre-empt WN on the IAD-MCO and IAD-TPA routes? C'mon, JetBlue, get with the program and connect more dots before you add more new cities!

The new planes are only coming in so fast, and B6 management is having to balance two different pre-emption goals: "connect the dots" between two existing stations that have no LCC competition, and connecting a new city to the existing network before some one else does.

While "connect the dots" is cheaper in the short run, letting your competitors get into new cities before you may not be the best long-run strategy.

Quoting AirScoot,reply=5, relating to Malpensa SFO:
I'm sorry.. I can't resist.... Does ANY airline do ANYTHING that you approve of?! I'll suggest the same thing I suggested to you under your last two screen names - start your own airline or quit your blabbering.

I chuckle, even guffaw, greatly, as this thought has occured to me more than once...

edited to correct spelling

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