NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announces the intent to serve two in-demand destinations – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (a) and Savannah/Hilton Head – with non-stop flights from New York's JFK International Airport.
Twice-daily non-stop service between Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), convenient to both Georgia and South Carolina, and New York starts February 13, 2014. Flights are available today at www.jetblue.com/new for as low as $79 one way for travel between February 13 and March 31, 2014. Blackout dates apply (b).
JetBlue also plans to begin service to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS) with one daily non-stop flight from New York on February 24, 2014. Additional service from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Fla. will begin on May 1, 2014 with one flight a day. These flights are subject to receipt of government approval. Flights will be available for sale in the coming weeks.
Savannah/Hilton Head will be JetBlue's 83rd BlueCity. In addition to JetBlue's non-stop service to New York, customers will be able to connect to other destinations in the United States including Albuquerque, NM; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA, among others. Port of Spain will become the airline's 84th BlueCity (a). Customers traveling from Port of Spain to New York will be able to connect onwards to destinations including Denver, CO and Las Vegas, NV.
"Our NY Hometown focus includes adding non-stop destinations to places that are important to New Yorkers. Given the success of our current network, Savannah and Port of Spain make perfect sense," said Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning for JetBlue Airways. "We combine low fares with the best customer experience in the skies. Customers visiting Savannah, Hilton Head and the surrounding area, as well as Trinidad and Tobago have dealt with high fares, cramped seating and limited choices for too long."
JetBlue's schedule between New York and Savannah:
JFK to SAV:
SAV to JFK:
Depart - Arrive
Depart – Arrive
7:10 a.m. – 9:38 a.m.
10:20 a.m. - 12:18 p.m.
12:59 p.m. – 3:13 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:02 p.m.
- Flights operate daily beginning Feb. 13, 2014 -
"We are extremely happy to add JetBlue to our carrier base. JetBlue gives business and leisure customers additional options to great destinations. Congratulations to the Commission staff for their perseverance. Come on Savannah…Let's fly JetBlue!," said Sylvester Formey, chairman, Savannah Airport Commission.
Visit Savannah, the official resource for travel to Savannah, and The Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce has also extended a warm welcome to JetBlue. "This has not been an overnight success story by any means. Instead, years of research and collaboration (on both sides) have gone into building the foundation of what is sure to be a long-term partnership," said Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah.
"JetBlue brings value, competitive fares, additional flight options and a stellar reputation for customer service. We are thrilled to have one of the most highly regarded airlines in the industry servicing our region. It's a winning combination for both Savannah and Hilton Head Island travelers, residents and the business community," stated Bill Miles, president and chief executive officer of Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.
JetBlue's schedule between New York and Port of Spain:
JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Port of Spain:
FLL to POS:
POS to FLL:
Depart - Arrive
Depart – Arrive
7:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 3:54 p.m.
- First flight operates daily beginning May 1 , 2014 (a) -
- All times local -
Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue's route network. In the Caribbean, JetBlue is the largest carrier in terms of capacity in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, offering more flights than any other carrier. The airline will also begin service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this winter, subject to receipt of government approval. JetBlue currently flies to 13 countries outside the United States, including Aruba, Barbados and The Bahamas.
"We look forward to bringing lower fares and award-winning customer service to these routes. The largest population of Trinidadians in the U.S. live in New York and Florida. Our new service will provide customers with an inexpensive option for travel to Port of Spain, whether traveling for vacation or to visit friends and family," Mr. Laurence said.
"JetBlue's service to Port of Spain from New York and Fort Lauderdale will offer a high quality experience for business and leisure travelers alike. We look forward to welcoming JetBlue and its award winning service to Trinidad and Tobago. This is in keeping with governments' vision to grow the tourism sector," said The Honorable Chandresh Sharma, minister of tourism, Trinidad and Tobago. "The United States has traditionally been and continues to be one of our major trading partners. An efficient, reliable and affordable airlift is of critical importance in further capitalizing on the potential from the U.S. We look forward to a relationship that can engender new opportunities not just for Trinidad and Tobago, but also for the wider Caribbean region."
JetBlue's flights from New York and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Port of Spain will be operated with its Airbus A320 fleet with seating for 150 passengers (a). Service from Savannah will be operated with its 100-seat Embraer E190 fleet. JetBlue flights feature award-winning service and convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free (c); complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines).
About JetBlue Airways As New York's Hometown Airline™ and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue carries 29 million customers a year to 79 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with more than 700 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. JetBlue's fleet totals 188 aircraft, comprising 129 Airbus A320s and 59 EMBRAER E190s. Upcoming destinations include Savannah, Ga.; Worcester, Mass.; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and Lima, Peru, subject to receipt of government approval. For more information please visit www.jetblue.com
(a) Subject to receipt of government approval.
(b) Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 9/20/13 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between New York, NY (JFK) and Savannah, GA (SAV) on Monday-Thursday and Saturday only between 2/13/14 – 3/31/14. 21-day advance purchase required. 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 that include flights marketed 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. $25 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.
(c) Weight and size limits apply. Bag fee may apply to itineraries that include flights operated or marketed by other airlines.