jetblue airways corp (JBLU) Key Developments
JetBlue Launches New Weekly Charter Flights Between New York and Havana
Jul 13 15
JetBlue launched its first weekly charter flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport (HAV). With the addition of the flights between New York and Havana, JetBlue now operates five weekly round trips to Cuba, including flights from Tampa (TPA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) with various charter partners.
JetBlue Plans to Begin Airlift Service to Mexico City from Two of its Florida Bases
Jul 10 15
JetBlue recently announced plans to begin airlift service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) from two of its Florida bases.
JetBlue Airways Announces Several New Routes
Jul 9 15
JetBlue Airways announced that several new routes are out for sale, including Mint service between Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), as well as seasonal Mint service between Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) and Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). Additional routes available for purchase include non-stop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), and between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). In addition, the airline announced plans to launch service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Turks and Caicos Islands' Providenciales International Airport (PLS), subject to receipt of government operating authority. The new route will go out for sale in the coming weeks.
JetBlue Airways to Enhance Service at Logan International Airport in Boston
Jul 7 15
JetBlue Airways has announced plans to enhance service at Logan International Airport in Boston. As part of the expansion, JetBlue will introduce Mint, its highly acclaimed take on premium travel, to Boston customers traveling to San Francisco and Los Angeles. JetBlue will also add Nashville as its 60thnon-stop destination from Boston and will increase service frequency on more than a dozen existing routes to U.S. and Caribbean destinations. Bookings will be available beginning July 8, 2015. Mint service to Los Angeles is set to begin in fall 2016 with up to three daily roundtrips. Additionally, JetBlue will offer Mint seasonal service to the Caribbean beginning in March 2016 with a weekly Saturday roundtrip between Boston and Barbados, one of the airline's most luxurious leisure destinations. Since launching Mint in June 2014, JetBlue has again disrupted the air travel status quo with a thoughtful product offering and exceptional service from specially trained JetBlue crewmembers. JetBlue's top-notch inflight service is matched by the Mint aircraft itself, which includes private suites, the widest seat and longest fully-flat bed in the US domestic market, tapas-style dining, custom amenity kits, a 15-inch flat screen with 100+ channels of DIRECTV programming and more than 100 channels of SiriusXM satellite radio, and free Fly-Fi broadband Internet. JetBlue also announced its intent to serve Nashville International Airport from Boston. Home to national landmarks including the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville will become JetBlue's 60thnon-stop destination from Boston. Two daily roundtrips will provide new links between Tennessee and the northeastern US and JetBlue's growing network of destinations. Flights will operate between Music City, USA and Boston beginning in spring 2016. Seats will be available for sale this summer. JetBlue also plans to launch daily non-stop service from Nashville to its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city. Service will begin in spring 2016. Connecting Nashville with Fort Lauderdale will play a part in JetBlue's growth towards 100 daily flights to meet increasing customer demand in South Florida. Seats will be available for sale this summer. In addition, JetBlue will soon offer even more flights from Boston to 12 cities in its route network. In January 2016, JetBlue will offer an average of 118 daily departures in its winter schedule with even more frequencies in the peak travel season - up to 140 daily departures in summer 2016. This is up from 54 average daily departures in 2008 when the airline began to significantly grow its presence in Boston. The increase comes from a series of added flights on existing routes. Many of the flight frequency additions will be to JetBlue's Florida and Caribbean focus cities and to other popular destinations in these regions. JetBlue has helped connect more international carriers in Boston through agreements with 15 carriers. El Al to Tel Aviv and Hainan Airlines to Shanghai are two of the newest routes. Emirates also plans to introduce a second daily flight to Dubai this fall.
JetBlue Airways Corporation(NasdaqGS:JBLU) added to Russell 1000 Index
Jun 30 15
JetBlue Airways Corporation has been added to Russell 1000 Index.