JetBlue Airways is launching New York’s only non-stop service to Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 22, 2013.
During Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry’s annual State of the City address, Berry recently announced JetBlue Airways’ intent to serve New Mexico’s largest city with a year-round daily round-trip between New York JFK and Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ).
Albuquerque is JetBlue’s first destination in New Mexico and will be the 77th destination in the airline’s route network.
To promote the new service, JetBlue is offering introductory one-way fares from $66 between JFK and Albuquerque for booking through Friday, November 23, 2012 at www.jetblue.com. The $66 fare is a nod to the historic Route 66, which runs through the heart of Albuquerque.
JetBlue’s introductory fares between New York JFK and Albuquerque are available for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays between April 22 and May 22, 2013.
“The city is a popular vacation and business destination, rich in culture and arts, heritage and history, and home to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival,” says Dave Barger, CEO and president of JetBlue Airways Corp. “We look forward to earning the loyalty of even more customers in the southwest with our new service to New Mexico.”
“This is a huge step for Albuquerque that will add to our opportunities for business and leisure travel. New York City is the largest market in the country and we now have non-stop service,” says Berry. “This will make us more business, convention and tourist friendly, which is good news for us all.
Berry adds: “The JetBlue brand is a tremendous product and the city looks forward to a long-term partnership and additional growth opportunities with the airline.”
JetBlue’s schedule between New York JFK and Albuquerque International Sunport will see its daily flight departing JFK at 8:25 p.m. from April 22 and reaching ABQ at 11:04 p.m., local time. In the other direction, JetBlue’s flight will leave ABQ at 11:55 p.m. and land at JFK at 5:57 a.m. local time.
Customers traveling between Albuquerque and New York can conveniently connect onwards to dozens of other cities in JetBlue’s route network at JFK Terminal 5, from which JetBlue operates all its JFK services.
JetBlue will operate its flights to and from Albuquerque with 150-seat Airbus A320 jets.