JetBlue Airways plans to grow its presence further in Boston with new daily nonstop service to San Jose, California beginning on May 13, 2010.
San Jose’s Norman W. Mineta International Airport (SJC) will be JetBlue’s 34th nonstop destination from Logan International Airport (BOS), from which JetBlue says it flies to more nonstop destinations than any other airline ― including daily nonstop flights to the Bay Area’s other airports in San Francisco and Oakland.
Introductory one-way sale fares for JetBlue’s new route begin at just $99 each way plus taxes and fees. Travel must be booked by December 24, 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time. Travel costs $15 more per person if purchased by telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office. Travel under the introductory fares must take place between May 13, 2010 and June 16, 2010. To book the new flights, visit www.jetblue.com or call 1-800-JETBLUE.
JetBlue says its new route connecting two of America’s key technology centers will be the only nonstop service between the two cities, complementing the airline’s existing nonstop service between San Jose and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport ― which the airline says is the only other nonstop air service between Silicon Valley and the Northeastern United States.
The airline’s schedule between Boston and San Jose will see its daily Airbus A320 flight departing BOS at 4:25 p.m. and arriving at SJC at 8:02 p.m. The return flight is scheduled to leave SJC at 9:00 p.m. and reach BOS at 5:30 a.m. the next day.
“By reinstating nonstop San Jose service to Boston Logan International Airport, JetBlue will fly to 34 destinations from Logan and the route gives Logan its 72nd domestic nonstop destination,” says Ed Freni, director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority. “San Jose was Boston’s largest unserved market and this service links the nation’s major high tech centers with nonstop service and lets passengers avoid the hassles of hub airports.”
JetBlue’s new route to San Jose arrives on top of its previously announced plans to grow departures from Boston by more than 30 per cent in 2010. Next spring JetBlue intends to add more flights from Boston to key business destinations including Baltimore; Charlotte; Chicago; Denver; Raleigh/Durham, N.C. and San Diego, as well as top sun destinations including Aruba, Cancun, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Montego Bay, Jamaica; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Under its expanded schedule, JetBlue will offer approximately 75 flights per day from Boston.