JetBlue Adds Third Colombian Destination: Medellin

              JetBlue Adds Third Colombian Destination: Medellin

- Daily non-stop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and
Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova International Airport set to begin June 2013 (a)

- Medellin will be JetBlue's 79th BlueCity and second Colombian destination
served from Fort Lauderdale -

PR Newswire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 19, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:
JBLU) today announced its intent to serve Medellin, Colombia with the addition
of daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport (FLL) and Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) starting June
2013 (a). Subject to government approval, flights are expected to go on sale
in January 2013 at


Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third
of JetBlue's route network. Medellin, Colombia's second largest city and a
vibrant commercial and cultural center, will be JetBlue's 79^th destination
and its third destination in the South American country. JetBlue also offers
nonstop service between Bogota and both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida
as well as nonstop service between Cartagena and New York's John F. Kennedy
International (JFK). 

"JetBlue's addition of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Bogota
earlier this year has performed so well that we're adding a second option for
the Colombian community in South Florida," said John Checketts, director of
route planning for JetBlue Airways. "We are thrilled to add our third
Colombian city, Medellin. It is an amazing city, filled with tree-lined
avenues and a interesting culture, and home to some of Colombia's most
important businesses. Our schedule will accommodate our customers well,
whether they are visiting friends and relatives, traveling for business or
just going for a 'bandeja paisa' in the flower city."

"Congratulations to JetBlue for their continued growth in markets such as
Medellin which serve the South Florida community so well. We look forward to
helping make this new route to Columbia's second largest city successful,"
said Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Director, Kent George.

"JetBlue's new route is another vote of confidence in Medellin and its
internationalization process, which contribute to both our competitiveness and
connection to the world. We welcome JetBlue to our home," said Medellin mayor
Luis Fernando Suarez.

"We at Medellin airport welcome JetBlue's announcement that it is seeking to
initiate non-stop service between Medellin and Ft. Lauderdale," said Airplan
General Manager Sara Ramirez. "Our rapidly growing airport will be warmly
hospitable to JetBlue as a new airline. Medellin residents look forward to the
start of this exciting new service."

JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale and Medellin:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Medellin       Medellin (MDE) to Fort Lauderdale
(MDE):                                  (FLL):
Depart – Arrive                         Depart – Arrive
4:45 p.m. – 7:05 p.m.                   7:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Flights operate daily effective June 2013 (a) -

- All times local –

In addition to its nonstop service to South Florida, Medellin customers will
be able to conveniently connect onwards from Fort Lauderdale to other
destinations in the United States and the Caribbean including: Austin, Texas;
Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; New York (JFK and LaGuardia); Newark, NJ; San Juan,
Puerto Rico; and Washington DC;.

With this new addition, JetBlue will serve 27 Latin American and Caribbean
destinations in 2013, including: Aruba; The Bahamas (Nassau); Barbados;
Bermuda; Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman); Colombia (Bogota, Medellin and
Cartagena); Costa Rica (Liberia and San Jose); Dominican Republic (La Romana,
Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Santiago and Santo Domingo); Jamaica
(Kingston and Montego Bay); Mexico (Cancun); Puerto Rico (Aguadilla, Ponce and
San Juan); St. Croix; St. Lucia; St. Maarten; St. Thomas; and, Turks and
Caicos (Providenciales).

JetBlue's flights to Medellin will be operated with its comfortable Airbus
A320 fleet and award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; 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

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston,
Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Juan and Orlando. 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) as well as super-spacious Even More Space 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
for details. JetBlue serves 75 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to
launch service to Charleston, S.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Philadelphia
in 2013. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an
overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800-538-2583
(TTY/TDD +1 800-336-5530) from the USA, 01800-9-156761 from Colombia
landlines, or visit

(a) Subject to receipt of government operating authority

(b) Free first bag subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for
itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines.

(c) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat
pitch for U.S. airlines.

+1 800 JETBLUE (538 2583): in Colombia 01800-9-156761
TTY/TDD: +1 800 336-5530

SOURCE JetBlue Airways

Contact: JetBlue Corporate Communications, +1-718-709-3089,,
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