JetBlue Airways has named Albany International Airport in New York State as a new destination and will begin operating daily services from there to...

JetBlue Airways has named Albany International Airport in New York State as a new destination and will begin operating daily services from there to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida on December 10.

With the addition of Albany, JetBlue Airways will offer service to eight airports in New York State. To promote the new services and in honor of the capital city’s incorporation in 1686, JetBlue is offering one-way sale fares of $16.86 on its services between Albany and both Florida cities.


In this November 2011 photograph, JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 N580JB is seen taxiing at Orlando International Airport

In this November 2011 photograph, JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 N580JB is seen taxiing at Orlando International Airport

 

The sale fare is for travel between December 10 and December 17, 2015 and all sale-fare tickets must be purchased on April 6, 2015.

“JetBlue began with a flight from New York to Florida more than fifteen years ago, and all these years later we’re still expanding service between the Empire State and the Sunshine State,” says Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s CEO and president.

JetBlue’s schedule on its Fort Lauderdale-Albany route will see its flight departing Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (IATA code FLL) at 9:14 a.m. daily from December 10 and arriving at Albany International Airport (ALB) daily at12:07 p.m.

Not including special one-off liveries painted on a growing number of individual aircraft, JetBlue Airways' fleet of more than 200 Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s boasts about a dozen different tailfin color schemes

Not including special one-off liveries painted on a growing number of individual aircraft, JetBlue Airways’ fleet of more than 200 Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s boasts about a dozen different tailfin color schemes

 

In the other direction, the return JetBlue flight will leave ALB at 12:50 p.m. and land at FLL at 4:06 p.m.

The airline’s schedule for its Orlando-Albany route calls for its flight to depart Orlando International Airport (MCO) at 1:20 p.m. daily from December 10 and touch down at ALB at 4:00 p.m.

JetBlue’s return flight will push back from the gate at ALB at 4:45 p.m. daily from December 10 and reach MCO at 7:54 p.m.

The carrier will operate its flights to and from Albany with 150-seat Airbus A320 jets.

For the first 15 years of the airline's existence, the Airbus A320 has provided the backbone of JetBlue Airways' fleet in terms of numbers of aircraft operated. However, the airline is rapidly increasing the proportion of higher-capacity A321s in its fleet and by the early 2020s JetBlue will be operating almost as many A321s as A320s

For the first 15 years of the airline’s existence, the Airbus A320 has provided the backbone of JetBlue Airways’ fleet in terms of numbers of aircraft operated. However, the airline is rapidly increasing the proportion of higher-capacity A321s in its fleet and by the early 2020s JetBlue will be operating almost as many A321s as A320s

 

JetBlue is planning to increase the seat count in each of its A320s by 15 seats to 165 seats, in a cabin-reconfiguration program which is due to begin later this year.

Elsewhere in the Empire State, Queens-based JetBlue also serves Buffalo; Newburgh; New York (LaGuardia and JFK); Rochester; Syracuse; and Westchester County.

JetBlue also serves the third major airport in the New York metropolitan area, Newark Liberty International Airport, which is located near Newark (New Jersey’s largest city) and is a drive of some 15 miles from downtown Manhattan.

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