Yesterday, JetBlue announced the start dates for service between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atlanta (ATL) and three of the airline’s focus cities. The new routes will double the number of JetBlue’s daily flights into Atlanta, and will begin on March 8, 2018. JetBlue will operate their Airbus A320 aircraft on the route.
Both John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will get two daily flights to ATL. Orlando International Airport (MCO) will get one. Seats on all the routes go on sale today with introductory, one-way fares starting at $64 each.
We are excited to bring our award-winning service and low fares to even more markets from Atlanta,” said Marty St. George, a JetBlue Executive Vice president. “Customers flying between Boston and Atlanta have shown a strong appetite for a competitive option like JetBlue, and we anticipate we’ll see the same for the New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando routes.” JetBlue currently operates five flights per day between ATL and Boston.
“In the three JetBlue focus cities, the airline’s loyal customer base will benefit from new service to the largest US market previously not served with nonstop JetBlue flights,” said a statement released by the airline. “In Atlanta, the flights will offer fresh nonstop choices for fliers traveling to key markets in the northeast and Florida.
The low-cost carrier first announced its plans to increase presence in Atlanta last year. It had hoped to introduce the routes to JFK, FLL, and MCO this year, but, due to a lack of appropriate gate space, it was forced to wait until 2018.
When flying into JFK, travelers will be able to connect to other JetBlue flights or flights on JetBlue partners such as Emirates, El Al, Aer Lingus, Etihad, or Qatar. JetBlue is the largest airline presence at FLL, as it operates about 25% of the flights into and out of the airport. Combined, it flies 170 daily flights in FLL and MCO.
JetBlue is also planning to add daily nonstop service between FLL and Salt Lake City on November 16. During that same month, Delta Air Lines will also open a route between the two cities, according to airport records.
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