JetBlue Airways is launching twice-daily service between Boston Logan International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport on July 25.
Houston Hobby will be the 49th destination that JetBlue Airways serves from Boston Logan International Airport.
To promote the new service, JetBlue Airways is offering one-way sale fares from $49 between Boston and Houston. The fares can be booked through April 2 (until the earlier of 11:59 PM Eastern Time or local time) at www.jetblue.com for travel between September 3 and October 9, 2013. Blackout dates apply.
The sale fares include government taxes and fees and are valid for travel only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
“JetBlue is committed to giving its customers more for less, which is particularly true for our new route to Houston, the first regularly scheduled service between these two airports,” says Dennis Corrigan, JetBlue’s vice president of sales and revenue management.
“We congratulate the airline on its 49th destination from Logan and we are pleased that Houston Hobby becomes Logan’s 74th non-stop domestic destination,” says Ed Freni, director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport.
JetBlue’s schedule between Boston Logan (IATA code BOS) and Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) will see the carrier’s first daily flight leaving BOS at 7:00 a.m. and landing at HOU at 9:57 a.m. local time. The second daily flight will depart BOS at 1:40 p.m. and reach HOU at 4:39 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, JetBlue’s first daily flight on the route will push back from the gate at HOU at 10:35 a.m., in order to arrive at BOS at 3:15 p.m. local time. The second daily flight will bein taxiing at HOU at 5:20 p.m. and touch down at BOS at 10:00 p.m. local time.
JetBlue says it is aiming to achieve a goal of operating more than 150 daily departures from Boston Logan. According to the airline, it has experienced exponential growth since its Boston launch in 2004, adding an average of five new destinations annually.
Over the past year, JetBlue Airways has launched direct service from Boston to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, Charleston in South Carolina and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.
JetBlue now operates more than 100 daily non-stop flights from Boston Logan to 49 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico and carries approximately 7 million passengers from Logan annually.
Customers connecting through Boston on JetBlue from select destinations can connect to onward service to Europe and beyond on JetBlue’s partner airlines Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic, or to destinations throughout New England with Cape Air.
In addition to its Boston focus city, JetBlue offers service from six other New England airports: Burlington, Vermont; Hartford, Connecticut; Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; and Providence, Rhode Island.