JetBlue Airways plans to launch daily non-stop service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Puerto Rico's capital San Juan on November 20.

JetBlue Airways plans to launch daily non-stop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan on November 20.

San Juan will be the third destination offered by JetBlue Airways from Chicago O’Hare. The airline expects to begin making flights available for booking soon.


This photograph shows JetBlue Airways' founder and former CEO David Neeleman with one of the airline's Airbus A320s. After vacating the CEO's office at JetBlue in May 2007, the entrepreneurial Neeleman left his remaining position as chairman of the carrier in May 2008 to form a new airline, Azul Linhas Aéreas, in Brazil

This photograph shows JetBlue Airways’ founder and former CEO David Neeleman with one of the airline’s Airbus A320s. After vacating the CEO’s office at JetBlue in May 2007, the entrepreneurial Neeleman left his remaining position as chairman of the carrier in May 2008 to form a new airline, Azul Linhas Aéreas, in Brazil

 

“As the largest carrier in Puerto Rico, we are very pleased to connect the sizable Puerto Rican population that calls Chicago home with convenient service to visit their friends and family on the Island,” said JetBlue’s president and CEO, Dave Barger.

“This is great news for O’Hare International Airport, our local economy and for city residents – especially for Chicago’s vibrant Puerto Rican community,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“New air service results in millions of dollars in economic activity and new jobs for our city. JetBlue’s decision to expand its service offerings from O’Hare demonstrates that Chicago is a high demand market and premier destination for business, tourism and families,” added Emanuel.

JetBlue’s schedule between San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (IATA code SJU) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) calls for its flight to leave SJU at 3:45 p.m. daily from November 20 and arrive at ORD at 6:55 p.m. local time.

JetBlue Airways introduced a new aircraft tailfin design, named Blueberries, in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. The Blueberries tailfin livery was JetBlue's ninth unique tail design

JetBlue Airways introduced a new aircraft tailfin design, named Blueberries, in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. The Blueberries tailfin livery was JetBlue’s ninth unique tail design

 

In the other direction, JetBlue’s flight is scheduled to depart ORD at 9:30 a.m. daily and land at SJU at 4:10 p.m. local time.

From its San Juan focus city, JetBlue currently flies non-stop to 14 destinations. Of these, 10 are within the continental US: Boston, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood, Hartford, Jacksonville, New York JFK, Newark, Orlando, Tampa, Washington Reagan National and West Palm Beach.

The other four destinations are within the Caribbean: Santo Domingo, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and St. Croix.

JetBlue Airways has served Chicago O’Hare since 2007, offering service to Boston and New York JFK.

The carrier will operate Airbus A320 jets between Chicago and San Juan.