JetBlue Airways will launch six-times-a-day service on weekdays between Boston Logan International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport on October 31.
The airline will also offer two LaGuardia-Boston Logan round-trips on Saturdays and three round-trips on Sundays.
Its new Boston Logan-New York LaGuardia route means that from October 31 JetBlue will be operating scheduled services between Boston and all three major airports in the New York metroplitan area.
Tickets for seats on JetBlue’s Boston-LaGuardia route ‒ traditionally flown by shuttle-type operations such as the Delta Shuttle ‒ are now available for purchase, with one-way tickets available from$49.
The carrier will operate its Boston Logan-New Yowk LaGuardia service with Embraer 190 jets.
According to JetBlue, the new service between Logan and LaGuardia forms part of its plan to surpass 150 daily flights from Boston, where it is the biggest carrier both in terms of flights per day and destinations served.
New York LaGuardia will be the 62nd destination that JetBLue will serve from Boston on a non-stop basis.
JetBlue has also announced it is expanding its presence at Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA code EWR), enabled by the FAA’s recent decision to ease limits on scheduled flights at the busy New Jersey airport.
The airline will add frequencies between Newark and five of its most popular Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Tampa International Airport (TPA), Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).
With two additional daily service frequencies to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and one additional daily frequency to each of the other Florida cities, JetBlue will now operate up to 30 daily flights out of Newark.
JetBlue will launch its new Newark schedule on Sunday, October 30, 2016 and tickets for the new flights will be available for purchase from Sunday, May 1.
“Increased competition in the congested New York market opens the door to better service and lower fares for our hometown New York customers,” says Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer of JetBlue Airways.
“The FAA’s decision to ease slot restrictions at Newark allows us to bring more low-fare, award-winning service to Newark, and clears the way for a long overdue alternative between LaGuardia and Boston for those who have been priced out of air travel and onto the roads and rails by high-fare legacy carriers,” adds Hayes.