Wednesday, April 25, 2012

JetBlue Takes Off Between Newark and San Juan, Puerto Rico

press release
April 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- JetBlue Airways JBLU +1.07% , Puerto Rico's largest carrier (a), today launched service to its 12th nonstop destination from San Juan's Luis Munoz MarinInternational Airport (SJU), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Flights are on sale now at .

"We've quickly become the largest carrier in the Commonwealth, thanks to the steadfast support from the community and the numerous ties between the two cities," said John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue. "We will continue to add more routes and new destinations from San Juan, where we will soon have a new terminal to better serve our customers and expand our operations."

"The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is extremely pleased that JetBlue has taken the Newark Gateway to add seats to San Juan as the new nonstop service will now provide additional air service to one of our main markets," said Luis Rivera-Marin, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. "We look forward to the arrival of visitors traveling from Newark who can now take advantage of the carefully planned departure and arrival times to visit us and enjoy everything we offer as the Caribbean's most diverse and complete destination."

JetBlue's proposed schedule between Newark and San Juan*:

        Newark to San Juan:      San Juan to Newark:
        Depart - Arrive          Depart - Arrive
        9:29 a.m. - 13:29 p.m.   5:05 p.m. - 9:16 p.m.
        - Flights operate daily effective April 25, 2012-
        - All times local -
* First week schedule to vary.

JetBlue operates up to 18 flights a day from Newark, with nonstop service to Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

JetBlue's flights to and from San Juan will be operated with the airline's comfortable Airbus A320 fleet. In Puerto Rico, JetBlue currently serves San Juan, Aguadilla and Ponce, with service to twelve nonstop destinations, eight within the continental U.S.: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Jacksonville, Newark, New York, Orlando, and Tampa and four within the Caribbean: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and St. Croix.

Customers on all flights will enjoy JetBlue's 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 (c).

The airline plans to begin its 13th route from San Juan on May 15, 2012, when service between the island and West Palm Beach International will begin.

About JetBlue AirwaysJetBlue is the largest airline in Puerto Rico flying more seats in and out of the island than any other carrier; 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) and 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 70 cities with 750 daily flights. Next week, JetBlue plans to introduce service to Dallas/Fort-Worth. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For more information or reservations, call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, 1-801-365-2583, or visit .

(a) As measured by number of seats in and out of Puerto Rico.

(b) Baggage weight and size limits apply.

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

SOURCE JetBlue Airways

No comments:

Post a Comment