JetBlue Airways is adding Anchorage, Alaska as the 65th destination in its network with the launch of seasonal daily service from Los Angeles-area Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) on May 26, 2011.
Anchorage will become the northernmost city in JetBlue’s route network. JetBlue Airways will operate the service with Airbus A320s, offering a service which features assigned seating; a first-checked bag free; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and drinks; and leather seats.
The airline is selling introductory fares on the route from $119 each way plus taxes and fees through Friday, October 29 at www.jetblue.com for travel starting May 26, 2011. Travel from LGB on the introductory fares is valid between May 26 and June 22, 2011 and travel from Anchorage is valid May 27 through June 22 but in neither direction is introductory-fare travel valid on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
JetBlue says it will be the only airline to serve Anchorage from Long Beach, where the airline offers travelers various connections to cities across the United States.
“I congratulate JetBlue on this exciting new route servicing the Long Beach Airport,” says Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. “The airport is undergoing several new changes such as a new parking structure and terminal building. The new route to the north will be another welcome addition for Long Beach residents and visitors alike.”
“We are excited to add Jet Blue to the list of carriers that serve Alaskans and our guests,” says John Parrott, manager of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. “This serves as an indicator of the health and vitality of the tourism industry in Alaska.”
JetBlue’s schedule between Long Beach and Anchorage will see its daily flight depart LGB at 7:40 p.m. and arrive at ANC at 11:57 p.m. local time. In the other direction, the flight is timed to leave ANC at 1:10 a.m. and to land at LGB at 7:33 a.m. local time.
Today, JetBlue serves 61 cities with 600 daily flights. New service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. and to Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut begins in November. The airline also intends to serve Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands from February 2011, subject to receiving government approvals for the service.