JetBlue Airways has launched service at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) with seven daily nonstop flights to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and one daily nonstop flight each to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is JetBlue Airways’ third destination airport in the Baltimore-Washington region, the other two being Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Washington Dulles International Airport.
To mark its inauguration of service, JetBlue is offering a special $49 sale fare each way between Washington Reagan National and Boston. Flights are on sale through November 4 at www.jetblue.com, for travel between December 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.
JetBlue Airways claims that since it announced its plans to serve the Boston-Ronald Reagan National market, the lowest walk-up fares in the market have dropped 60 per cent.
National Airport is JetBlue’s 62nd destination. With the addition of seven daily flights from National to Boston – complementing the five daily nonstop flights the airline offers to Boston from BWI and the six daily flights it offers to Boston from Dulles – JetBlue says it is now the largest carrier for flights between Boston and the Baltimore-Washington region, with 18 departures each business day.
JetBlue and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), the operators of Reagan National Airport, have joined together to invest in a substantial renovation of Terminal A that includes many environmental efficiencies. Among the efficiencies are:
● JetBlue’s ticket and gate counters in terminal A are made entirely of recycled products;
● Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the ticketing lobby to power large ceiling fans, reducing energy usage by reducing heating and cooling requirements and returning electricity to the grid;
● Lights installed in the lobby, some powered by solar panels, are lit by highly energy-efficient LED light bulbs which, combined with the natural light from the terminal’s skylights, reduce energy consumption; and
● Most of the new baggage system installed in the terminal for JetBlue’s start-up is built from recycled materials.
“Once again, JetBlue has expanded its service from Boston Logan International Airport with the addition of DCA Logan’s second largest destination,” says Ed Freni, Massport’s director of aviation. “The new Washington service makes Jet Blue the number one carrier at Logan, with 40 destinations, and more to come,” he added.
JetBlue’s schedule between DCA and Boston sees flights depart at 6:30 a.m., for a 7:59 a.m. arrrival at BOS; at 10 a.m., for an 11:22 a.m. arrival; at 12 noon, for a 1:23 p.m. touchdown at BOS; at 2:15 p.m., for a 3:41 p.m. landing; at 3:45 p.m., for a 5:13 p.m. arrival; at 6:00 p.m., to land at BOS at 7:28 p.m.; and at 8:00 p.m., to reach BOS at 9:26 p.m.
In the other direction, JetBlue Airways’ flights leave BOS at 7:30 a.m., to get to DCA at 9:18 a.m.; at 9:35 a.m., to land at DCA at 11:17 a.m.; at 11:00 a.m., for a 12:42 p.m. DCA arrival; at 1:25 p.m., for a 3:08 p.m. landing; at 3:25 p.m., to reach DCA at 5:09 p.m.; at 5:30 p.m., for a 7:18 p.m. touchdown; and at 8:20 p.m., getting into BOS at 10:01 p.m.
JetBlue Airways’ schedule between DCA and Fort Lauderdale sees its daily flight leaving Reagan National at 7:50 a.m. and touching down at FLL at 10:21 a.m. In the other direction, JetBlue’s flight departs FLL at 11:15 a.m. and lands at DCA at 1:40 p.m.
The airline’s schedule between Wasnhginton Reagan National and Orlando sees its flight pushing back at DCA at 1:20 p.m. in order to reach MCO at 3:31 p.m. In the other direction, JetBlue’s daily flight leaves MCO at 6:13 p.m. and lands at DCA at 8:20 p.m.
All of JetBlue’s flights between DCA and the three destinations are in effect from November 1. The airline says its from DCA schedule will also allow Washington travelers to fly straight to Cancun and other Caribbean destinations, through Florida.