JetBlue Airways will launch new winter seasonal non-stop service from Washington Reagan National Airport to Fort Myers and West Palm Beach in Florida on December 18.
The airline is also launching three new routes on June 19 from Washington Reagan National Airport (IATA code DCA) to Charleston (CHS) in South Carolina, Hartford in (BDL) Connecticut and Nassau (NAS) in the Bahamas (NAS).
Additionally, JetBlue Airways will boost its existing service between DCA and Tampa (TPA) with a second daily flight, from July 2.
JetBlue is offering introductory fares are available on its two new seasonal routes from DCA to Florida through June 20. One-way fares start at $84 to Fort Myers and $94 to West Palm Beach for travel between January 6 and February 11, 2015, excluding Fridays and Sundays. Visit www.jetblue.com for information on all routes on sale.
The new routes and increased frequency follow the allocation of 12 slot pairs to JetBlue by the U.S. Department of Justice as a result of divestitures from the American Airlines-US Airways merger.
JetBlue Airways says it will also announce more new flights this summer as the carrier continues to ramp up its presence at DCA.
“JetBlue’s first flight from Reagan National was only four years ago, but since then … we have quickly grown to offer customers 24 daily flights, including the only nonstop to San Juan, Puerto Rico. By the end of this year we will have up to 30 daily non-stop flights,” says Rob Land, JetBlue’s senior vice president of government affairs and associate General Counsel.
“Reagan National Airport , traditionally known as a high-fare airport, has greatly benefited from the JetBlue effect, as our new service has resulted in a significant reduction in fares in the markets we serve and substantial increase in travelers,” says Land.
JetBlue began serving Washing Reagan National Airport in 2010, DCA becoming the airline’s 62nd destination. The three new routes launched on June 19 takes the airline to 24 daily flights from DCA, JetBlue offering service to Boston, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood, Hartford, Nassau, Orlando and Tampa, as well as San Juan in Puerto Rico.
The carrier will operate up to 30 round-trips per day at DCA by the end of 2014.