JetBlue Airways Announces New Flights from Chicago to Sunny San Juan!
- Starting this November, JetBlue will offer daily nonstop service from
Chicago to Puerto Rico's capital -
CHICAGO, March 4, 2013
CHICAGO, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is
pleased to announce its intention to launch new daily nonstop service from
Chicago's O'Hare to San Juan. JetBlue's third destination from the Windy City
is scheduled to begin service on November 20, 2013. Flights are expected to be
out for sale soon. The announcement was made today, coinciding with the
airline's affirmation of its commitment to growth on the Island with the
recent privatization of San Juan's Airport.
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"As the largest carrier in Puerto Rico, we are very pleased to connect the
sizable Puerto Rican population that calls Chicago home with convenient
service to visit their friends and family on the Island," said JetBlue's
President and CEO, Dave Barger. "We believe these new flights will complement
our existing service well as we continue to serve Chicago with competitive
fares and the best experience in the skies, complete with a free checked bag,
the most legroom in coach, unlimited free snacks and drinks, free live
television, and our award-winning crewmembers."
"This is great news for O'Hare International Airport, our local economy and
for City residents -- especially for Chicago's vibrant Puerto Rican
community," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "New air service results in
millions of dollars in economic activity and new jobs for our city. JetBlue's
decision to expand its service offerings from O'Hare demonstrates that Chicago
is a high demand market and premier destination for business, tourism and
"This announcement represents a big step for PuertoRicoas a tourism
destination. With this new route we reassure the priority that air access has
for our administration. It fills me with pride to be a part of this new era
and that JetBlue continues to believe in the potential of ourIslandas a
destination," stated the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism
Company, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort.
JetBlue's schedule between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago:
San Juan (SJU) to Chicago (ORD): Chicago (ORD) to San Juan (SJU):
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
3:45 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. 9:30 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
- Flights operate daily effective November 20, 2013 –
- All times local -
From its San Juan focus city, JetBlue currently flies to 14 nonstop
destinations, ten within the continental US: Boston, Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood, Hartford, Jacksonville, New York (JFK), Newark, Orlando,
Tampa, Washington D.C. (Reagan National) and West Palm Beach, and four within
the Caribbean: Santo Domingo, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and St. Croix.
JetBlue has served Chicago since 2007 with service to Boston and New York
JetBlue's flights between Chicago and San Juan will be operated with its
comfortable Airbus A320 fleet and award-winning service featuring convenient,
assigned seating; a first-checked bag free (a); complimentary and unlimited
name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; free first-run movies on
seatback televisions (b); and more legroom than any other carrier in coach
City of Chicago officials are expressing their support for JetBlue's new
service between O'Hare and San Juan.
"Our success at our airports continues to bring visitors and economic activity
to the City," said Alderman Michael Zalewski, Chairman of the Chicago City
Council Committee on Aviation. "Whether it is new flights bringing tourists
and businesspeople to Chicago or whether its air cargo carriers transporting
valuable products around the globe, Chicago's airports are thriving and are a
vital part of the City's success."
"This is great news for the Puerto Rican community and all of Chicago. I am
proud that so many Chicagoans will have an additional option to visit their
families, and I am equally happy that many Puerto Ricans will come to Chicago
for pleasure or business," said Chicago 31st Ward Alderman and Vice Mayor Ray
Suarez. "The strong ties between Chicago and Puerto Rico are a part of our
shared history and I am excited for these additional flights."
"I want to thank JetBlue Airways for expanding its service offerings from
Chicago's global gateway -- O'Hare International Airport," said Chicago
Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "JetBlue's
Chicago to San Juan route will offer more choices for O'Hare travelers and
further strengthen Chicago's robust air service market."
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) Free first bag subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for
itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines.
(b) On flights outside the contiguous 48 states where live satellite TV and
radio programming is not available, complimentary movies are offered.
(c) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat
pitch for U.S. airlines.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways
Contact: Media Contacts: JetBlue Corporate Communications, +1-718-709-3089,
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2583), TTY/TDD: +1-800-336-5530, www.jetblue.com
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