JetBlue Launches Fort Lauderdale-San Jose, Costa Rica!
- Daily non-stop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport begin today -
- Customers can book sale fares as low as $135 one way from Fort Lauderdale today through July 2 at www.jetblue.com/new for travel between September 6 and December 13, 2013 (a) -
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today launches daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). To celebrate the airline's newest route, today through July 2, flights from Fort Lauderdale are on sale from $135 one way for travel between September 6 and December 13, 2013 (a).
"Adding San Jose capitalizes on our success in South Florida with continued growth to a key Central America destination," said Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning for JetBlue Airways. "The combination of a great customer experience, low fares and the best people in the industry has clearly resonated in both Ft. Lauderdale and Costa Rica."
"In just four years of operating in the country, JetBlue has shown a steady growth in the number of passengers the airline carries to our country and opening new routes, which shows the company's success to invest in our destiny," says Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica Allan Flores. "The new route, we are inaugurating today from Fort Lauderdale allows to increase the availability of seats from the United States to the Juan Santamaria International Airport, strengthening options for travel to our country from the state of Florida, ranked third as a popular point of departure to Costa Rica."
Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue's route network. The airline that serves up fair fares currently serves two cities via three routes in the beautiful and diverse country of Costa Rica. In addition to the new Fort Lauderdale to San Jose route, JetBlue started service between Orlando and San Jose in 2009, and also offers nonstop service to Liberia from New York's JFK Airport.
JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale and San Jose, Costa Rica:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Jose (SJO):
San Jose (SJO) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL):
Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive
9:45 a.m. – 10:38 a.m.
1:20 p.m. – 6:24 p.m.
- All times local –
JetBlue serves 27 Latin American and Caribbean destinations, including: Aruba; The Bahamas (Nassau); Barbados; Bermuda; Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman); Colombia (Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena); Costa Rica (Liberia and San Jose); Dominican Republic (La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Santiago and Santo Domingo); Jamaica (Kingston and Montego Bay); Mexico (Cancun); Puerto Rico (Aguadilla, Ponce and San Juan); St. Croix; Saint Lucia; St. Maarten; St. Thomas; and, Turks and Caicos (Providenciales).
JetBlue's flights to San Jose will be operated with its comfortable 150-seat Airbus A320 fleet and 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).
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. TrueBlue, JetBlue's exclusive rewards program for frequent fliers, allows customers to earn points even faster with partner programs, while redeeming awards starts at just 5,000 points and $2.50 taxes/fees for one-way travel, with no black-out dates on JetBlue operated flights. JetBlue serves 79 cities with 800 daily flights and plans to launch service in 2013 to Worcester, Massachusetts, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, and Lima, Peru, 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 www.jetblue.com.
(a) Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by July 2, 2013 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) on Monday – Thursday and Saturday only between September 6 and December 13, 2013. 7-day advance purchase required. Fare will be higher for flights from SJO due to higher government taxes/fees. Fare 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) Weight and size limits apply. Bag fee may apply to itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines.
(c) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways
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