JetBlue Airways will serve Charleston International Airport with twice-daily round-trips from New York JFK and one daily round-trip from Boston Logan Airport from Thursday,...

JetBlue Airways is launching non-stop service to the historic southern port of Charleston, the first South Carolina destination in the airline’s network.

New York-based JetBlue Airways will serve Charleston International Airport (CHS) with twice-daily round-trips from New York JFK (JFK) and one daily round-trip from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from Thursday, February 28, 2013.


JetBlue Airways took delivery of its first Embraer 190 on September 13, 2005. The airline, which was the launch customer for the Embraer 190 and operates the type in a 100-seat configuration, has ordered more than 100 Embraer 190s and continues to take delivery of aircraft from its orders

 

“This is great news for those who want to visit Charleston, one of the premier tourist destinations in the world,” said U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. “I made it clear in my conversations with JetBlue that not only is Charleston a wonderful destination, it is also a great place to do business.”

“This is great news for Charleston and the entire Lowcountry,” said U.S. Rep. Tim Scott. “The historic streets of the Holy City have attracted visitors for generations, and our world class beaches, golf courses and restaurants offer an experience you just can’t get anywhere else.”

JetBlue Airways will operate its flights to and from Charleston with 100-seat Embraer 190 jets.

The carrier serves 71 cities with 700 daily flights and plans to launch service to Providence in Rhode Island, as well as Cartagena, Colombia; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Samana in the Dominican Republic this November, subject to receipt of government approvals.