JetBlue Airways is launching daily service between New York JFK and Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada on May 28.
According to JetBlue Airways, it will be the only airline to offer non-stop service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the U.S. East Coast.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (IATA code RNO) will become the airline’s 89th destination.
To promote the new route, JetBlue is offering an introductory one-way fare of $89 ‒ note the correlation between the fare and the number of the destination for JetBlue ‒ for flights between May 28 and June 17, 2015. All introductory-fare tickets must be purchased by January 14.
“A non-stop link between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and New York City is long overdue,” says James Hnat, JetBlue’s general counsel and executive vice president of legal & government affairs.
“Customers will finally have easy access to Reno, beautiful Lake Tahoe, the great historic town of Truckee, Donner Lake, Tuolumne River and the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain range ‒ home to Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park and two National Monuments,” adds Hnat.
With the addition of Reno-Tahoe, JetBlue will offer non-stop service to 66 destinations throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America from its primary hub at New York JFK (JFK).
JetBlue’s schedule for its service from New York JFK to Reno-Tahoe International Airport will see its flight departing JFK at 7:40 p.m. daily from May 28 and landing at RNO at 11:07 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, JetBlue’s flight will leave RNO at 11:59 p.m. daily from May 28 and will touch down at JFK at 8:09 a.m. the following morning, local time.
The carrier’s westbound JFK-RNO flight is scheduled for a block time of six hours 27 minutes, while its eastbound RNO-JFK flight is scheduled for a block time of five hours 10 minutes.
In expanding its network to and from the Western U.S., JetBlue launched service between Salt Lake City and Orlando on November 12; and between San Francisco and Las Vegas on January 5.
The airline will also begin seasonal service between Portland, Oregon and Anchorage on June 18.
JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year between destinations in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America, operating an average of 825 flights a day.
It will begin serving Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, its 88th destination, on April 30.