HARTFORD, Conn. and SAN JUAN, PuertoRico (January 5, 2012)– JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today launches nonstop service between Hartford-Springfield’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) and San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Flights are on sale today through January 13, 2012 at www.jetblue.com/new as low as $139 (a) each way for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between January 19 and February 15, 2012.
“We are proud to support the strong business and family ties between Hartford and San Juan with this new nonstop service,” said John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue Airways.“JetBlue thinks the flight should be an enjoyable part of the journey, from themost leg room in coach to unlimited name brand snacks, and your own personal entertainment choices. We would like to thank the communities in Connecticut and Puerto Rico for their strong support of JetBlue.”
“The mutual commitment between JetBlue and Bradley continues to grow. New travel options opening new destinations draw more customers, which benefits everyone,”said Mary Ellen Jones, Chair of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “With Connecticut’s special ties to Puerto Rico, I am confident that this non-stop service to San Juan will add another chapter to JetBlue’s success story in ourstate.”
“Puerto Ricohad a 4.1 percent increase in tourists during the fiscal year 2010-2011, as measured by hotel registrations. For the 2011-2012 season, we expect better results with more visitors heading this way to discover why Puerto Rico does it better. JetBlue’s new non-stop service between Hartford-Springfield’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) and San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) now provides additional flight options to travelers from one of our top markets in the East Coast to our Island. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company welcomes this new service and thanks the airline for the additional seats,”said the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Mario González Lafuente.
JetBlue’s schedule between Hartford and San Juan*:
|Hartford (BDL) to San Juan (SJU): ||San Juan (SJU) to Hartford (BDL): |
|Depart-Arrive ||Depart-Arrive |
|7:30 a.m. - 12:28 p.m. ||6:45 p.m. - 9:48 p.m|
- Fights operate daily effective January 5, 2012 -
-- All times local --
*Schedule to vary slightly during the first two weeks of service.
JetBlue also serves Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla. nonstop from Hartford with service to West Palm Beach beginning next week, on January 12. In addition, Hartford customers can conveniently connect to other destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America via Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, including Aguadilla and Ponce, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Bogota, Colombia; and Cancun, Mexico.
Customers connecting through San Juan from Hartford can also transfer seamlessly to JetBlue’s three new intra-Caribbean destinations: St. Croix, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.
JetBlue's flights between San Juan and Hartford will be operated with its comfortable Airbus A320 fleet and award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; free seatback entertainment options; a first-checked bag free (b); complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach (c).
JetBlue Airways, the#1 airline in Puerto Rico, has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 70 cities with 650 daily flights. Later this year, JetBlue plans to introduce service to Dallas/Fort Worth. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For informationor reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530,1-801-365-2583, or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) Fares valid until 1/13/12 (the earlier of11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between Hartford, CT (BDL) and San Juan, PR(SJU) on Tues. and Wed. only between 1/19/12 – 2/15/12. 14-day advancepurchase required. Fares are subject to availability; may change withoutnotice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way,nonrefundable and nontransferable. Fares do not include: PassengerFacility Charges up to $9.00 each way; September 11 Security Fees up to $5.00each way; and U.S. Arrival/Departure Tax of $16.70 each way. Fares alsodo not include $35 second bag fee, fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage,and other fees for products/services sold separately. $15 fee applies tofares (not Award flights) purchased by phone or at a JetBlue ticketoffice. Taxes/fees must be paid at time of purchase and are subject tochange as required by law. Cancellations/changes must be made prior toscheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited) by visitingjetblue.com or calling 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), or for speech/hearingimpediments, TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530. $100 change/cancel fee per personwill apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellationsreceive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. For Award flightcancellations, TrueBlue points will be re-deposited to the Member'saccount. Proper documentation required for boarding. Otherrestrictions apply; see jetblue.com/about/legal/legal.asp.
(b)Baggage weight and size limits apply.
(c)JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seatpitch for U.S. airlines.
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