JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
-- Five daily nonstop flights between Boston and Philadelphia begin today --
-- Customers can book sale fares from $39 one way from Boston today through
May 30 at www.jetblue.com/new for travel between June 1 and September 28, 2013
(blackout dates apply) (a) --
BOSTON, May 23, 2013
BOSTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) launches
service to its 78th city, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Starting today, JetBlue
will serve Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) with five daily nonstop
flights from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS). To celebrate the
airline's 78th destination, today through May 30, flights to/from Philadelphia
are on sale from $39 one way for travel between June 1 and September 28, 2013
(blackout dates apply) (a). JetBlue's entrance to the City of Brotherly Love
reinforces its commitment to offer the business traveler options for
affordable air travel.
Adding Philadelphia to their growing route map helps solidify JetBlue's
already strong relevance for the business traveler, particularly at Logan
International Airport. JetBlue operates over 100 daily flights from Boston's
Logan International Airport and Philadelphia will be the 48^th destination
JetBlue serves from Boston. JetBlue's service from Boston to Philadelphia
will provide more options for the traveling public, inviting customers to
experience comfy leather seats with the most legroom of any other domestic
airline in coach (b), free snacks and drinks, free live entertainment and very
soon in-flight Wi-Fi service.
Also, in partnership with First Book, JetBlue will be donating 1,776 books to
Stonehurst Hills Elementary in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and KenCrest
Services, an Infant/Toddler Home Community Program with 325 pre-K students
with developmental disabilities located in Philadelphia. First Book provides
new reading materials to children in need, addressing one of the most
important factors affecting literacy – access to books.
"We are thrilled to bring our enhanced product and J.D. Power & Associates
award-winning service to Philadelphia and to connect two iconic cities that
share such deep and meaningful history," said JetBlue's Senior Vice President
of Marketing and Commercial Strategy Marty St. George. "As we continue to
grow we remain focused on delivering the JetBlue experience that our customers
have come to know and love. We look forward to serving the city of
"The arrival of JetBlue is yet another accomplishment for Philadelphia
International Airport in our quest to be the best Airport in the nation," said
Philadelphia International Airport's Chief Executive Officer Mark Gale. "We
continuously strive to provide the highest standards of service to our
customers. I am pleased that our ongoing efforts have brought to us an airline
that also highly values customer service."
"This is a great day for Philadelphia," said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. "JetBlue
is a fine airline that has distinguished itself in the industry, and we are
thrilled that travelers in the Philadelphia region can take advantage of
JetBlue service with easy access to their flights. I want to acknowledge
JetBlue for recognizing the value of doing business with the greater
Philadelphia region and business community."
"We are pleased that JetBlue now has nonstop service from Boston to
Philadelphia,'' said Edward C. Freni, Massport's Director of Aviation. "Since
it began service at Logan in 2004, JetBlue has shown strong commitment to
Boston reflected by the steady growth of service. This new route will bring
choice to the consumer which is always important to an organization like
Massport that focuses on customer service."
JetBlue's schedule between Boston and Philadelphia:
BOS to PHL: PHL to BOS:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
6:40 a.m. – 8:08 a.m. 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 10:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
11:35 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. 1:40 p.m. – 3:07 p.m.
3:15 p.m. – 4:48 p.m. 5:25 p.m. – 7:04 p.m.
6:10 p.m. – 7:48 p.m. 8:25 p.m. – 9:52 p.m.
- Flights operate daily effective May 23, 2013 –
JetBlue's flights to Philadelphia 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 (b). 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 78 cities with 800 daily
flights and plans to launch service in 2013 to, Worcester, Massachusetts,
Medellin, Colombia, as well as Lima, Peru and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 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) Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 5/30/13 (the
earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between Boston, MA (BOS) and
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) on Tuesday – Wednesday and Saturday only between 6/1/13
– 9/28/13. 7-day advance purchase required. Fares is subject to availability;
may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be
purchased at time of reservation; and is 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). Fare does 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); $150 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) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(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.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways
Contact: JetBlue Corporate Communications, Tel: +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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