New service starts from just $99 each way; $94 if booked at www.jetblue.com
New York, NY, 10/03/2001 -- To mark the commencement of the third flight, JetBlue will bring back the $99* each way introductory sale fare that launched the carrier at Long Beach in August. The special fare is available for purchase through midnight October 19, for travel from now through December 15. All fares, including sale fares, booked by October 31 online at JetBlue's web site, www.jetblue.com, will be discounted $5 each way.
JetBlue commenced service at Long Beach on August 29, 2001, with two daily roundtrip flights to JFK. Demand for the service, despite the events of September 11 and the resulting decline in air travel nationwide, has proven strong enough to warrant a third daily frequency.
"The tragic events of September 11 make it hard to believe it was just a month ago that we were in Long Beach celebrating our launch there," said David Neeleman, JetBlue's CEO. "But JetBlue was well-financed and popular with customers before the attacks in New York, and we remain so today. We look forward to adding new routes from Long Beach in the coming months but, today, are excited to announce our third daily flight to New York City."
The new service is the third of 27 daily departures from Long Beach that the airline expects to introduce over the next 18 months. Daily service between Long Beach and Washington Dulles, originally scheduled to begin October 8, has been postponed until Spring 2002, due to the effects of the September 11 tragedy. Additionally, JetBlue is considering service from Long Beach to another 13 cities from Long Beach including Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Dallas, TX, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Houston, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Oakland, CA, Portland, OR, Phoenix, AZ, Sacramento, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, and Seattle, WA.
The airline's regular fares between New York and Long Beach start at $129* one way, for a seven day advance purchase fare, which is up to 66% less than other airlines' equivalent fares in the market. JetBlue's most expensive "walk-up" fare is $299* one way, which is as much as 75% below fares available from other nonstop carriers in the market. JetBlue charges only $25 for itinerary changes, one of the lowest change fees in the industry, compared to $100 on most major carriers.
From November 1, JetBlue's daily schedule will be (new flights marked by *):
JetBlue was voted #2 Best Domestic Airline for comfort and service in the 2001 Zagat Airline Survey and recently received top ranking (A grade) in an online survey by PlanetFeedback.com. Since launching operations 18 months ago, JetBlue has served three million passengers with a fleet currently comprising 18 brand new Airbus A320 aircraft. JetBlue will take delivery of another three new A320s by the end of 2001.
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 currently (until September 30) offers $5 each way off all fares booked through its web site, www.jetblue.com. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit www.jetblue.com or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800- JETBLUE (538-2583).
JetBlue Corporate Communications