JetBlue Airways intends to expand its presence at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport in November, when it launches twice-daily service linking the Maryland airport with Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
The Fort Lauderdale-area airport serves as JetBlue Airways’ largest mini-hub in Florida and also the airline’s largest hub for services to South and Central America and the Caribbean.
JetBlue Airways has not yet announced the planned start date for its twice-daily Baltimore/Washington-Fort Lauderdale round-trip service, but says seats for the service will become available for purchase in the near future, when the carrier releases its November schedule.
Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (IATA code BWI) is an existing line station for JetBlue Airways, which has served it from Boston since 2009.
Not only will its new service linking BWI with Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport provide Maryland and Washington-area residents easy access to many of South Florida’s major beach destinations, but it will also offer them the ability to connect at Fort Lauderdale to and from JetBlue’s extensive network throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America, according to the airline.
JetBlue also serves the Baltimore/Washington region with flights from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
The largest carrier in terms of daily flights at Boston, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International, Long Beach, Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue carries more than 32 million passengers a year on a network linking 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America, on an average of 825 daily flights.
Forthcoming new JetBlue destinations include Cleveland on April 30; Reno-Tahoe in Nevada on May 28; and Grenada on June 11, subject to the airline receiving government operating authority.
JetBlue has also recently announced that it plans to begin serving Daytona Beach in Florida in February 2016, with flights from New York JFK, its largest hub.