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JetBlue Launches Service Between New York City And Fort Myers, FL

Airline Offers Brand New Planes, Leather Seats, Free Satellite TV And Fares From Just $79 Each Way

New York, NY, 11/18/2000 -- “Fort Myers is JetBlue’s fifth Florida destination, giving us a total of 28 flights daily between New York and Florida,” said Dave Barger, President of JetBlue. “JetBlue’s everyday low fares to Fort Myers now make it even easier for New Yorkers to beat the winter blues. And beyond great fare savings, JetBlue offers brand new planes, all leather seats, free personal satellite TV at every seat, and the friendliest crews in the air.”

"We are pleased to welcome JetBlue Airways to Southwest Florida," said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. "New York is Southwest Florida International Airport's top passenger market. With the addition of JetBlue's JFK flight, the airport now provides service to all three New York metropolitan airports."

JetBlue’s one-way fares between JFK and Fort Myers range from $79 to $99, for a 14-day advance purchase, and from $109 to $129, for a seven-day advance purchase. The airline’s “walk-up” fares are up to $179 each way, representing savings of up to 36% over other airlines.

JetBlue’s schedule to Fort Myers will be:

 

New York/JFK to Fort Myers/RSW Fort Myers/RSW to New York/JFK
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
10:30am - 1:25pm 2:00pm - 4:45pm

From JFK, JetBlue also flies: five times daily to Fort Lauderdale, FL, Buffalo, NY and Rochester, NY; three times daily to Orlando and Tampa, FL; twice daily to Burlington, VT, and West Palm Beach, FL; and daily to Los Angeles/Ontario, San Francisco/Oakland, CA, and Salt Lake City, UT.

JetBlue currently operates 58 flights a day with a fleet of ten brand new, environmentally-friendly Airbus A320 aircraft, outfitted with roomy all-leather seats each equipped with LiveTV, offering 24-channel satellite television at every seat. LiveTV is available free of charge to all JetBlue passengers.

Next year, JetBlue will take delivery of ten more brand new Airbus A320 aircraft and will add more new cities to its list of destinations.

With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and a Saturday night stay is never required. For more information, schedules, and fares, please visit our website at www.jetblue.com or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).

 

** Fares do not include a per segment $2.50 Federal tax and up to $6.00 Airport Passenger Facility Charge.

*According to the August 2000 Air Travel Consumer Report provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

 

CONTACT:

JetBlue Corporate Communications
718-709-3089
corporatecommunications@jetblue.com