NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 4, 2002–JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) will
add twice-daily flights between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International
Airport and Las Vegas, NV on January 7, 2003.
The low-fare carrier commenced service last month between Las Vegas and its
west coast base at LA/Long Beach, CA.
To introduce the new route from JFK, JetBlue is offering an introductory sale
fare of $99(a) each way, if booked at JetBlue’s website, http://www.jetblue.com,
or $104(a) each way at 1-800-JetBlue. For connecting service to Las Vegas from
Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY, and Burlington, VT, the sale fare will
start at $119(a) each way when booked at http://www.jetblue.com, or $124(a)
each way at 1-800-JETBLUE. All sale fares, which require a 14-day advance purchase,
must be booked by January 7 for travel through February 12. Customers are advised
to book early as seats are limited.
"Las Vegas fans can now always bet on blue," said Dave Barger, JetBlue’s
president and COO. "With the addition of this new service from JFK, we’re
offering travelers from both coasts the opportunity to experience JetBlue’s
award-winning friendly service, complimentary DIRECTV, comfy leather seats and
low fares as they head to America’s favorite family destination."
JetBlue’s regular low fares between JFK and Las Vegas will range from $139(a)
and $299(a) each way. The airline will also offer convenient connecting service
to Las Vegas from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY, and Burlington, VT with
regular fares ranging from $159(a) to $349(a) each way, and from San Juan, PR,
from $249(a) to $599(a) each way. These fares are discounted a further $5 each
way if booked at http://www.jetblue.com by December 31.
JetBlue’s daily schedule will be as follows:
New York (JFK) to,
Las Vegas to New York
NV (LAS) Las Vegas
Depart · Arrive Depart
8:30am – 11:00am
9:50am – 5:50pm
6:50pm – 9:40pm 10:35pm
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality
customer service. Since launching operations in February 2000, the airline has
served nearly nine million passengers and currently operates a fleet of 32 new
Airbus A320 aircraft. JetBlue is scheduled to introduce into service another
four new A320s by the end of 2002. All JetBlue aircraft are outfitted with roomy
all-leather seats each equipped with free live satellite television, offering
up to 24 channels of DIRECTV(R) Programming at every seat. (b)
From its base at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue
flies to: Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, FL;
Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Long Beach, Ontario and Oakland, CA; San
Juan, PR; Burlington, VT; Denver, CO; New Orleans, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; and
Seattle, WA. From Washington DC, the airline serves Fort Lauderdale, FL, LA/Long
Beach, CA, and Oakland, CA. From LA/Long Beach, CA, JetBlue also serves Oakland
CA, Las Vegas NV, and Salt Lake City, UT.
JetBlue was rated "Best Domestic Airline" at Conde Nast Traveler’s
2002 Readers’ Choice Awards, and "Best Airline – Coach," for the second
consecutive year, at the magazine’s 2002 Business Travel Awards. Also, JetBlue
placed second in the Best Airline categories in Travel & Leisure magazine’s
2002 World’s Best Awards and the 2001 Zagat Airline Survey.
With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are
one-way, and a Saturday night stay is never required. The airline is offering
$5 each way off all fares booked through its web site, http://www.jetblue.com,
through December 31. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit
http://www.jetblue.com or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).
(a) All sale fares require a 14-day advance purchase and must be booked by
January 7, 2003 and are valid for travel which must be completed by February
12, 2003. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each
way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment
Tax of $3 per segment. Fares between Las Vegas and San Juan do not include Passenger
Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each way, U.S. Departure Tax of $13.20 each
way and September 11th Security Fees of up to $5.00 each way.
(b) DIRECTV(R) service is not available on flights between New York City and
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature relating
to future events or future financial results of JetBlue that are based on our
management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available
to our management. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and
assumptions. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the
forward-looking statements due to many factors, including without limitation,
the rapidly changing industry and regulatory environment following recent terrorist
attacks, our limited operating history, our ability to implement our growth
strategy, our fixed obligations, our dependence on the New York market, our
ability to renew or replace gate leases, our competitive environment, problems
with our aircraft, economic and other conditions in markets in which we operate,
governmental regulation, increases in maintenance costs, fuel prices and insurance
premiums and cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results. 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 registration statement on Form S-1, as amended. We undertake no obligation
to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances
that may arise after the date of this release.
Gareth Edmondson-Jones, 718/286-7941
Fiona Morrisson, 718/286-7935