JetBlue Just Can’t Wait! Puerto Rico’s Largest Carrier Launches Inaugural Service From...

JetBlue Just Can’t Wait! Puerto Rico’s Largest Carrier Launches Inaugural Service From San Juan to St. Thomas and St. Croix Three Days Early

-- Two daily flights to St. Thomas and one daily flight to St. Croix from the Commonwealth now set to begin December 12, 2011 ---- Flights are on sale now at through Sept. 23 for as low as $39 (a) for travel through Feb. 15, 2012; customers booking select JetBlue Getaways vacation packages to the U.S. Virgin Islands can also receive $50 off (b) --


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), Puerto Rico’s largest carrier, today announced that it will launch San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport’s (SJU) twice daily service to St. Thomas (STT) and daily service to St. Croix (STX) International Airports – the airline’s 69th and 70th destinations – on Monday, December 12, 2011, three days earlier than originally scheduled. Customers seeking a jumpstart on a vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands can also save money on flights today through 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 23 at, where trips are selling for as low as $39 each way for travel through Feb. 15, 2012.

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JetBlue’s inaugural service between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and St. Thomas will operate for the winter season with five weekly departures beginning December 15, 2011 and will operate nonstop on the southbound flight and direct via San Juan on the northbound flight to Boston.

To further celebrate the launch of the airline’s new service to the U.S. Virgin Islands, customers booking travel today through Sept. 30, 2011 to St. Thomas or St. Croix from Boston, San Juan or via connecting service from New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) can also receive $50 off any JetBlue Getaways vacation package by using promotion code USVI50 at checkout. Travel must take place Dec. 12, 2011 through Feb. 15, 2012.

JetBlue Getaways is the
airline’s vacation provider with permanent offers on vacation packages all over the United States and the Caribbean. It has become a perfect complement for those customers who enjoy the JetBlue Experience and product at affordable fares, as they can now expand it to their whole vacation. Customers looking to book their complete vacation can call 1-800-JETBLUE, option 3, or go to

JetBlue’s schedule between San Juan and St. Thomas effective Dec. 12, 2011:

San Juan to St. Thomas:

St. Thomas
 to San Juan:

Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

8:25 a.m. – 8:53 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 9:59 a.m.

3:15 p.m. – 3:43 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 5:59 p.m.

schedule between San Juan and St. Croix effective Dec. 12, 2011:

San Juan to St. Croix:

St. Croix to San

Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

2:25 p.m.
– 3:00 p.m.

4:04 p.m. – 4:44 p.m.

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and St. Thomas effective Dec. 15, 2011*:

Boston to St. Thomas:

St. Thomas to Boston:

Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

9:20 a.m. – 2:28 p.m.

3:20 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. (+1 stop)

* Flights operate 5x a week; northbound flights will operate via San Juan

JetBlue offers more seats and more capacity (available seat miles) to and from the Commonwealth than any other airline. Over the past year, JetBlue has grown 38 percent in Puerto Rico and now offers more than 30 daily departures. The value carrier has started new service from San Juan to Tampa and Jacksonville, announced service to St. Maarten, and increased Boston service from two daily flights to four daily flights,
bringing 35 daily flights to the island this summer. Later in the year the airline will increase service on the popular route between San Juan and Santo Domingo from three to five daily flights.

JetBlue’s flights from San Juan will be operated with its quiet and fuel efficient 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft (E190), while flights from Boston will be operated with the airline’s spacious Airbus A320 fleet. In Puerto Rico, JetBlue serves San Juan, Aguadilla and Ponce, with service to ten non-stop destinations. In the continental U.S., the carrier serves New York, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa from the Commonwealth; within the Caribbean the carrier serves Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. All flights enjoy award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free (c); complimentary
and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach (d).

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is the #1 airline in Puerto Rico; known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit for details. JetBlue serves 66 cities with 650 daily flights and later this year plans to introduce service to St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as La
Romana, Dominican Republic and Liberia, Costa Rica, subject to government approval. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, 1-801-365-2583, or visit

(a) Fares valid until 9/23/11 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between San Juan and Saint Croix or Saint Thomas before 2/15/12. Fares valid for new bookings only; subject to availability; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are nonrefundable, nontransferable, and oneway. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges up to $9 each way; September 11th Security Fees up to $5 each way per enplanement at a US/PR airport; and Federal Segment Taxes of $3.70 per domestic
Fares also do not include $35 second bag fee, fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage, and other fees for products/services sold separately. $15 fee applies to fares (not Award flights) purchased by phone or at a JetBlue ticket office.
Taxes/fees must be paid at time of purchase and are subject to change as required by law. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited) by visiting or calling 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530. $100 change/cancel fee per person applies plus any applicable fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply; see

(b) Offer ends 9/30/11. Use promo code USVI50
(case-sensitive) at checkout to receive $50 off a vacation package to STT or STX. Valid on new bookings only from SJU to STT, SJU to STX and BOS to STT now through 9/30/11 for travel 12/12/11-2/15/12. Blackout dates: 11/18-11/28/11 & 12/21-1/3/12. Restrictions apply. See full
Getaways Terms and Conditions (
) at

(c) Baggage weight and size limits apply.

(d) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.

SOURCE  JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Just Can’t Wait! Puerto Rico’s Largest Carrier Launches Inaugural Service From San Juan to St. Thomas and St. Croix Three Days Early