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Puerto Rico, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — JetBlue
Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), Puerto Rico’s largest carrier
(a), is pleased to announce its most recent additions from San Juan Luis Munoz
Marin International Airport (SJU): Newark Liberty International Airport
(EWR) beginning April 25, 2012 and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
beginning May 15, 2012. With this latest announcement, the carrier will offer a
total of 13 destinations from San Juan.
Flights are on sale now for as low as $119 each way from Newark and $89 each
way from West Palm Beach today through Thursday, December 22, 2011, at www.jetblue.com/new,
for travel between April 25 and May 22, 2012 and May 15 and June 21, 2012
(Logo: photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110404/NY76997LOGO )
“The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has overwhelmingly supported
JetBlue service from day one. Our customers
appreciate the value that JetBlue provides when
traveling,” said John Checketts, director of
route planning for JetBlue. “San
Juan is the cornerstone of our growth in the Caribbean;
today’s announcement reinforces that commitment. As Puerto
Rico’s number one carrier, JetBlue
continues to seek growth opportunities.”
honored to have the support of a great airline like JetBlue,
which has maintained an important expansion trend this year. The West Palm Beach route is new to Puerto Rico, while Newark provides a new option for passengers to get to Puerto Rico. These two flights will have an economic
impact surpassing $50 million to the local economy. It is for this reason that
the strengthening and expansion of air access is key to the economic development
in Puerto Rico and the support and trust of the airlines in the Island is
decisive for all,” added the Secretary of the Department of Economic
Development and Commerce, Jose R. Perez-Riera.
announcement of this new service to San
Juan clearly demonstrates the potential our airline
partners see in our destination- particularly partners such as JetBlue,” said Palm Beach County Director of Airports
Bruce Pelly. “We are thrilled to be entering a
new market and are confident its anticipated success will open even more doors
into more markets for PBIA.”
very pleased that our friends at JetBlue have again
invested in Palm Beach
County and continue to
understand the great appeal our destination holds among the markets they
serve,” said Palm Beach County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau President
and CEO Jorge Pesquera. “This is the second new
service we’ve announced with JetBlue in less than
three months. Clearly, Puerto Rico is a strong market and transportation hub
which, in turn, opens up significant opportunities in the rest of the Caribbean.”
JetBlue’s proposed schedule between Newark
and San Juan*:
Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive
9:00 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
4:50 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
* First week
schedule to vary.
JetBlue’s proposed schedule between Palm Beach
and San Juan:
Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive
8:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
12:10 p.m. – 2:54 p.m.
JetBlue operates up to 18 flights a day from Newark,
with nonstop service to Boston, Fort
Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. From West Palm Beach, JetBlue flies
to Boston, New York
(La Guardia and JFK), Newark and Westchester County.
JetBlue’s flights to and from San Juan will be operated with the
airline’s comfortable Airbus A320 fleet. In Puerto Rico, JetBlue
currently serves San Juan, Aguadilla and Ponce, with
service to eleven nonstop destinations, seven within the continental US: New
York, Boston, Hartford (starting January 2012), Fort Lauderdale, Orlando,
Jacksonville and Tampa and four within the Caribbean: Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and St. Croix with
its 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
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 Space 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 www.jetblue.com/promise for
details. JetBlue serves 70 cities with 700 daily
flights. Next year, JetBlue plans to introduce
service to Dallas/Fort-Worth. 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 www.jetblue.com.
(a) Based on
Available Seat Miles (ASM’s)
Fees and Restrictions: Fares valid until 12/22/11 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET
or local) for flights between Newark, NJ (EWR) and San Juan, PR (SJU) on
Mon-Thurs. or Sat. only between 4/25/12-5/22/12 and between West Palm Beach, FL
(PBI) and San Juan, PR (SJU) on Mon.-Thurs. or Sat. only between
5/15/12-6/21/12. Fares are subject to availability; valid for new bookings
only; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and
are one-way, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Fares do not include: Passenger
Facility Charges up to $9.00 each way; September 11 Security Fees up to $5.00
each way; and U.S.
Arrival/Departure Tax of $16.30 each way. 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 jetblue.com or calling
1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), or for speech/hearing impediments, TTY/TDD
1-800-336-5530. $100 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes,
there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue
travel credit, valid for one year. For Award flight cancellations, TrueBlue points will be re-deposited to the Member’s
account. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply;
weight and size limits apply.
(d) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average
fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S.
JETBLUE (538 2583)
TTY/TDD: +1 800 336-5530
SOURCE JetBlue Airways