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JetBlue Airways, Puerto Rico's largest carrier, announced its most recent additions from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU):
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) beginning April 25, 2012 and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) beginning May 15, 2012.
With this latest announcement, the carrier will offer a total of 13 destinations from San Juan. Flights are on sale now for as low as $119 each way from Newark and $89 each way from West Palm Beach today through Thursday, December 22, 2011, at www.jetblue.com/new, for travel between April 25 and May 22, 2012 and May 15 and June 21, 2012 respectively.
"The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has overwhelmingly supported JetBlue service from day one. Our customers appreciate the value that JetBlue provides when traveling," said John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue. "San Juan is the cornerstone of our growth in the Caribbean; today's announcement reinforces that commitment. As Puerto Rico's number one carrier, JetBlue continues to seek growth opportunities."
"We feel honored to have the support of a great airline like JetBlue, which has maintained an important expansion trend this year. The West Palm Beach route is new to Puerto Rico, while Newark provides a new option for passengers to get to Puerto Rico. These two flights will have an economic impact surpassing $50 million to the local economy. It is for this reason that the strengthening and expansion of air access is key to the economic development in Puerto Rico and the support and trust of the airlines in the Island is decisive for all," added the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce, Jose R. Perez-Riera.
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. From West Palm Beach, JetBlue flies to Boston, New York (La Guardia and JFK), Newark and Westchester County.
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 eleven nonstop destinations, seven within the continental US: New York, Boston, Hartford (starting January 2012), Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa and four within the Caribbean: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and St. Croix with its award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free; complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach.
Travel News Gazette
Written by Ozgur Tore