JetBlue Airways will launch a new route between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport on October 29.
The daily service from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (IATA code FLL) will complement JetBlue Airways’ existing route from Pittsburgh to Boston Logan International Airport, and is one of five upcoming routes the carrier has announced for Fort Lauderdale Hollywood in 2014 and 2015.
To promote the new route, JetBlue Airways is offering introductory one-way fares starting at $79 for travel between October 29 and December 17, 2014 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Blackout dates of November 20 to December 1, 2014 apply. The sale tickets must be purchased by April 15. A 21-day advance purchase is required.
“Pittsburghers have asked for a non-stop, year-round connection to Florida,” says Robin Hayes, JetBlue Airways’ president. “With the introduction of this service, customers will not only save time, but also save money as this is traditionally a high-fare route.”
Adds Hayes: “Besides access to South Florida , this will also meet the great demand for travels onwards to the Caribbean and Latin America.”
JetBlue’s schedule for the Pittsburgh-Fort Lauderdale Hollywood route will see its daily flight depart Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) at 7:15 a.m. daily from October 29 and land at FLL at 10:00 a.m.
In the other direction, its daily flight will leave FLL at 6:55 p.m. daily from October 29 and will arrive at PIT at 9:31 p.m.
JetBlue currently operates 26 routes from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and has announced it will add five more new routes from there by the end of 2015, including its newly announced route to Pittsburgh.
On May 1 , JetBlue will add three new routes from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood: to Montego Bay in Jamaica , Port of Spain (the capital of Trinidad and Tobago) and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Next year, the airline also intends to launch a route from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood to Albany, the New York state capital.