WASHINGTON and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 23, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), Puerto Rico's largest carrier (with more seats in and out of Puerto Rico than any other carrier), today launched its new nonstop"capital-to-capital" service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to San Juan, Puerto Ricotoday. To celebrate this special launch, flights are on sale now for as low as $99each way today through August 24, 2012, at www.jetblue.com/new, for travel between September 6 and November 9, 2012 (a).
JetBlue was granted a pair of beyond-perimeter slot exemptionsfromthe United States Department of Transportation to launch this new long-distance flight in May. JetBlue's flights are the only nonstop service between D.C.'s downtown airport and San Juan. This route is JetBlue's 14th destination from San Juan and will operate from JetBlue's exclusive new 'home' in Terminal A at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
"Today's new flight represents JetBlue's continued growth at National Airport, having grown from an initial nine flights in 2010, to our 18 daily non-stop, low fare departures today," said Rob Land, senior vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel at JetBlue. "It was gratifying to see the overwhelming community support that made this flight happen and this support represents exactly what JetBlue is about: listening to our customers. We'd like to thank both Secretary LaHood and his team at theDepartment of Transportation and Governor Fortuño and his administration for their support."
"San Juan's new capital-to-capital direct service on JetBlue is a major step in our effort to be the premier U.S. hub in the Caribbean, giving travelers new, low-cost fare options that will boost Puerto Rico's standing as the best destination for business and tourism in the region," Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño said.
JetBlue's schedule between Washington D.C. and San Juan:
Washington D.C. to San Juan:
San Juan to Washington D.C.:
Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive
8:51 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
5:55 p.m. – 9:44 p.m.
- Flights operate daily effective today- - All times local -
JetBlue's flights to and from San Juan are operated with the airline's comfortable Airbus A320 fleet, with the most legroom of any domestic airline in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch). JetBlue is Puerto Rico's largest airline, offering more seats in and out of the island than any other carrier with service to14nonstop destinations throughout the U.S. mainland and the Caribbean. Since JetBluefirst began operating into San Juan in 2002, the number of fliers traveling with JetBlue to/from the Commonwealth's capital has grown an average of 28 percent each year. From San Juan, customers can connect on to St. Croix, Santo Domingo, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.
JetBlue launched service from Reagan National in November 2010, after more than a decade of attempting to enter the tightly restricted market. Most recently, it purchased eight slot pairs at an auction held by the Department of Transportation which allowed the airline to increase its total departures to 18. With its expanded access to Reagan National, in June JetBlue increased its business-friendly schedule of seven daily roundtrip flights between Reagan National and Boston to 10 daily flights,tripled its daily service to its focus cities in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla., and launched a new nonstop route to Tampa, Fla.
About JetBlue Airways JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando and San Juan. Known for its award-winning service and free in-flight 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 for U.S. airlines) 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. JetBlue serves 71 cities with 800 daily flights. Later this year JetBlue plans to introduce service to Providence, Rhode Island, as well as Cartagena, Colombia; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Samaná, Dominican Republic this November, subject to receipt of government approval. 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 08/24/12 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between Washington, DC (DCA) and San Juan, PR (SJU) on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Thurs. only between 09/06/12 – 11/15/12.14-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. Fare is not available for purchase via Online Travel Agencies Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, or Priceline.First checked bag is free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marked or operated by other airlines apply).Fare does 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); $100 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.