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JetBlue Takes Off From Tampa to New York's JFK

New Airline Offers 3 Round-Trips Daily on New 162-seat Airbus Jets

New York, NY, 03/16/2000 -- JetBlue’s highest fare between New York and Tampa/St. Petersburg is $159, 70% less than the $543 full coach fare currently offered by other nonstop carriers in the market. JetBlue’s fare is available, with no advance purchase restrictions, on every seat on every flight. In addition, JetBlue offers advance purchase fares which are even lower, with a 7-day advance purchase fare of $119, and a 14-day advance purchase fare of $79.* All fares are one-way and do not require a round-trip purchase or a Saturday night stay.

Fares between Tampa/St. Petersburg and Buffalo will range from $99 with a 14 day advance purchase to a “walkup” fare of $189, a 62% reduction from major carriers $500 coach fare in this market.*

“New York City is the number one destination for Tampa/St. Petersburg residents and yet high fares on the route have meant that there are less people traveling between the two cities today than there were 15 years ago,” said JetBlue President and COO Dave Barger.

JetBlue’s Tampa/St. Petersburg – New York schedule includes three daily nonstops. For business travelers, in particular, the schedule allows convenient day-trip travel to New York.

JetBlue’s flight schedule to and from Tampa/St. Petersburg is:

Tampa (TPA) to New York (JFK) New York (JFK) to Tampa (TPA)
6:30 am - 9:05 am (except Sun.) 9:35 am - 12:25 pm
1:00 pm - 3:35 pm 4:05 pm - 7:10 pm
7:45 pm - 10:20 pm 8:50 pm - 11:45 pm (except Sat.)
Tampa (TPA) to Buffalo (BUF) Buffalo (BUF) to Tampa (TPA)
6:30 am - 11:45 am (except Sun.) 12:15 pm - 7:10 pm
1:00 pm - 6:35 pm 7:05 pm - 11:45 pm (except Sat.)

JetBlue began service on February 11 between JFK and Ft. Lauderdale, and between JFK and Buffalo on February 17.

JetBlue will operate only brand-new, state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly Airbus A320 aircraft featuring roomy leather seats and large overhead bins. From mid-March, JetBlue will offer 24-channel LiveTV available at every seat for a $5 charge per flight. LiveTV will include news and entertainment selections, to be supplied by DirecTV, including CNN Headline News, ESPN, A&E, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the Weather Channel.

By the end of 2000, JetBlue will take delivery of 10 aircraft and serve 10 cities from its JFK base. The airline expects to serve thirty cities in its first three years of service. In addition to the cities already announced, the company is considering service to: Atlanta; Boston; Canton/Akron, Charleston, SC; Charleston, WV; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, SC; Columbus, OH; Dallas/Fort Worth; Dayton; Denver; Flint; Ft. Myers; Grand Rapids, MI; Greensboro, NC; Greenville/Spartanburg; Houston; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, FL; Louisville; Memphis; Milwaukee; Minneapolis/St Paul; Nashville; New Orleans; Norfolk; Orlando; Pittsburgh; Portland, ME; Raleigh/Durham; Richmond; Salt Lake City; Savannah; Washington, DC; and, West Palm Beach.

For more information, schedules, and fares, please visit our website at or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800–JETBLUE (538-2583).


* All fares shown do not include Federal Segment tax of $2.50 per segment or Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $6 one-way.


JetBlue Corporate Communications