JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Charleston, South Carolina!
-- Twice daily flights from New York/JFK and daily service from Boston to
Charleston International Airport begin today --
-- Customers can book sale fares from $79 one way from New York's JFK or $140
from Boston today through March 10 at www.jetblue.com/new for travel between
March 19 and May 22, 2013 (blackout dates apply) (a) --
NEW YORK and BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2013
NEW YORK and BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:
JBLU) launches service to its 76^th city, Charleston, South Carolina. Starting
today, JetBlue will serve Charleston International Airport (CHS) with twice
daily nonstop service from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport
(JFK) and a daily flight from Boston's Logan (BOS).
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To celebrate the airline's 76th destination, today through March 10, flights
to Charleston from New York are on sale from $79 one way and from Boston from
$140 one way for travel between March 19 and May 22, 2013 (blackout dates
apply) (a). JetBlue's entrance to South Carolina has been met by such strong
reception from the people of Charleston that the airline recently announced
plans to add a second flight from Boston, with Saturday weekly service
beginning April 6, 2013.
In addition, as part of this special sale offer, JetBlue Getaways, the
airline's vacation package service, is offering three-night stays in
Charleston from New York (JFK) for just $299 per person or from Boston for
$429 per person (b). JetBlue Getaways provides customers with added
convenience by bundling flights and hotels with car rentals and other
amenities and activities. Customers enjoy access to Concierge On Call, the
airline's complimentary around-the-clock vacation assistance line to answer
questions, and make recommendations, dinner reservations, tee times and more.
More information can be found at http://www.jetblue.com/vacations/.
"Charleston's unique charm and the hospitality of its people make for a
perfect partnership with the excellent customer experience that we deliver,"
said JetBlue's Chief Operating Officer Rob Maruster. "We couldn't be more
excited about adding Charleston to our growing network, and we look forward to
connecting our newest city to New York and Boston with the best product and
service in the skies."
"The skies over Charleston are a little Bluer today and our future horizons
are even brighter," said House Speaker Bobby Harrell. "JetBlue has built their
company on a foundation of quality and excellence, providing outstanding
service by focusing on the needs of its customers. JetBlue will greatly
benefit by providing these new markets with nonstop service to the world's top
tourist destination and will soon realize that the locals they're hiring as
new 'JetBlue Crewmembers' are some of the most dedicated and hardest working
employees in the industry."
Speaker Harrell added, "The addition of yet another top-notch airline
servicing the Charleston Region, and the 100,000 new annual airline seats
JetBlue brings, gives us a real reason to celebrate. From a relationship that
grew over several recruiting trips by folks like Helen Hill and the Charleston
Visitors Bureau, it is an honor to now welcome the leadership team at JetBlue
and we thank them and all our local leaders who came together to make today a
"Welcoming JetBlue to Charleston is truly a moment to savor," says Wild Dunes
Resort Managing Director and Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chairman Frank Fredericks. "As an airline, JetBlue is committed to providing a
safe experience, competitive pricing, and superior customer service. As a
community partner, JetBlue has already demonstrated its commitment to serving
the Charleston area by signing on as the Official Airline of the Charleston
Wine + Food Festival. We can now, thanks to JetBlue's daily service to the
Charleston International Airport, say that Charleston has blue in its sky 365
days a year," says Fredericks.
JetBlue is the proud Official Airline of The Charleston Wine + Food Festival®,
a celebration of Charleston's culinary excellence and renowned culture, which
kicks off today, February 28, 2013. Known for its rich history, well-preserved
architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the
Charleston area has been named both Top U.S. City and Top Destination in the
World by Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. With a variety of
art and culture, prime beach and golf resorts, fine dining and shopping, and
charming architecture and southern hospitality, Charleston is a perfect
year-round vacation destination and JetBlue is the perfect airline to get you
JetBlue's schedule between New York and Charleston:
JFK to CHS: CHS to JFK:
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
8 a.m. - 10:04 a.m. 10:40 a.m. - 12:23 p.m.
2:59 p.m. - 5:11 p.m. 6:12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Flights operate daily beginning Feb. 28 , 2013 –
- All times local -
JetBlue's schedule between Boston and Charleston:
BOS to CHS: CHS to BOS:
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
9:35 a.m. - 12:03 p.m. 12:45 p.m. - 2:52 p.m.
4:50 p.m. – 7:08 p.m.* 7:45 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.*
- First flight operates daily beginning Feb. 28 , 2013 -
- * Second flight operates weekly on Saturdays
beginning Apr. 6, 2013 -
- All times local -
JetBlue's flights from Charleston will be operated with its 100-seat Embraer
E190 fleet complete with award-winning service; convenient, assigned, comfy
leather seating (with no middle seat); a first-checked bag free (c); more than
140 channels of complimentary live television and radio on personal seatback
screens (d); and more legroom than any other carrier in coach (e). The
airline, well-known for its superior and personable customer service, also
offers a free and unlimited assortment of name brand snacks and drinks for the
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston,
Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles (Long Beach), San Juan and Orlando. Known for its
award-winning service and free inflight entertainment 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
www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 76 cities with 750 daily
flights and plans to launch service to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2013, as well as Medellin, Colombia, subject to
receipt of government operating authority. 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), or visit
(a) Fares include government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 3/10/13 (the
earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between New York, NY (JFK) and
Charleston, SC (CHS) on Tuesday and Wednesday only between 3/19/13 – 5/22/13
(blackout dates 3/21/13 – 4/3/13) and Boston, MA (BOS) and Charleston, SC
(CHS) on Tuesday and Wednesday only between 3/19/13 – 5/22/13 (blackout dates
4/9/13 – 4/25/13). 14-day advance purchase required. Fares vary by route.
Fares are subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may
change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are
one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one
week or more prior to a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without
penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is
free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights
marked or operated by other airlines apply). Fares do not include fees for
oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold
separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click
here. $20 fee per person applies to fares (not Award flights) purchased by
phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made
prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $100
change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare
adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year.
Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply.
(b) Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy, must be
purchased by 3/10/13 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local), and are valid for
packages that include specific flights included in this Charleston sale.
(Flights on Tues. and Wed. only between 3/19/2013 and 5/22/2013; Blackout
Dates: 4/9/2013 – 4/25/2013 for packages from BOS and 3/21/2013 – 4/3/2013
for packages from JFK. 14-day advance purchase required). Prices shown are
sample package prices found 2/25/2013 on jetblue.com/getaways for travel
departing JFK and BOS, respectively, on 3/19, 4/22 & 5/15/2013 for a 3-night
stay at Holiday Inn Express in Charleston, SC; sample prices may not represent
current savings. Prices include hotel rates, hotel taxes, roundtrip airfare,
and government taxes/fees applicable to airfare based on specified departure
cities. Prices will vary for other departure cities. Packages/prices subject
to availability; may change without notice; valid for new bookings only;
capacity controlled; may not be available on all dates or with all flights;
and may be restricted to certain hotel room categories. Prices do not include
fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or charges for products/services
sold separately or not expressly included in package (such as airport
transfers, resort fees, etc.). For JetBlue Optional Services and Fees (incl.
baggage fees) for flights, click here. Packages must be purchased at time of
reservation and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes/cancellations
must be in accordance with JetBlue and hotel policies. JetBlue requires
changes/cancellations to be made prior to scheduled departure, otherwise all
money for package will be forfeited; $100 change/cancel fee per person
applies. For packages booked by June. 30, 2013, JetBlue will waive the $100
change fee for the first change to a Getaways package; cancellation fee still
applies. Hotel change/cancel policies and fees apply, vary by property, and
may be more restrictive than the JetBlue policy. Call 1-800-JETBLUE, option 3
for the specific change/cancellation policies and fees that apply to a
particular package. For changes, there may be an increase in package price.
Valid cancellations are for Getaways credit only, valid for 1 year. Proper
documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply. See Getaways
Terms & Conditions for details.
(c) Weight and size limits apply. Bag fee may apply to itineraries including
flights operated or marketed by other airlines.
(d) Live satellite TV and radio programming is not available on flights
outside the continental U.S.
(e) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat
pitch for U.S. airlines.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways
Contact: JetBlue Corporate Communications, +1-718-709-3089,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; Reservations - +1 800 JETBLUE (538
2583), TTY/TDD: +1 800 336-5530, www.jetblue.com
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