BOSTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announces plans to further grow its presence in Boston with new daily nonstop service to San Jose, California, beginning May 13, 2010. San Jose will be JetBlue's 34th nonstop destination from Logan International Airport, where the airline already offers service to more nonstop destinations than any other airline -- including daily nonstop flights to the Bay Area's other airports in San Francisco and Oakland.
One-way sale fares for JetBlue's new route begin at just $99(a) each way.
JetBlue's new route connecting two of America's key technology centers will be the only nonstop service between the two cities, complementing the airline's existing nonstop service between San Jose and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport -- the only other nonstop air service between Silicon Valley and the Northeastern United States.
JetBlue's schedule between Boston and San Jose:
Boston (BOS) to San Jose, California (SJC) to San Jose, California (SJC) Boston (BOS) Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive 4:25 p.m. - 8:02 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. + 1 -- Service begins May 13, 2010 -- -- All times local --
To book these new flights today, visit www.jetblue.com or call 1-800-JETBLUE.
"JetBlue is proud to continue offering more destinations to Bay State and Bay Area customers, and to be the only airline to offer Logan travelers nonstop access to all three Bay Area airports," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of route planning. "Wherever you're headed on the West Coast, JetBlue's extensive schedule of service from Boston has you covered."
"By reinstating nonstop San Jose service to Boston Logan International Airport, JetBlue will fly to 34 destinations from Logan and the route gives Logan its 72nd domestic nonstop destination," said Ed Freni, Director of Aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority. "San Jose was Boston's largest unserved market and this service links the nation's major high tech centers with nonstop service and lets passengers avoid the hassles of hub airports."
JetBlue's new route to San Jose arrives on top of its previously announced plans to grow departures from Boston by more than 30 percent in 2010. Next spring JetBlue intends to add more flights from Boston to key business destinations including Baltimore; Charlotte; Chicago; Denver; Raleigh/Durham, N.C. and San Diego, as well as top sun destinations including Aruba, Cancun, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Montego Bay, Jamaica; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Under its expanded schedule, JetBlue will offer approximately 75 flights per day from Boston.
Overnight flights from San Jose and all West Coast destinations offer JetBlue's complimentary Shut-Eye Service, featuring a Snooze Kit that includes earplugs and eyeshades, plus unlimited free snacks and beverages and a "good morning" hot towel service. Before arrival, customers will be treated to Boston's own Dunkin' Donuts coffee, fruit juice, and bottled spring water, allowing customers to land refreshed and ready to start the day.
JetBlue's new San Jose route will be operated aboard the spacious Airbus A320 which offers travelers premium amenities like unlimited free snacks and drinks, all-leather seating, the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (b), 36 channels of free DIRECTV(r) programming, more than 100 channels of XM Satellite Radio (c), and a free first checked bag.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue Airways is Boston's #1 airline, offering more nonstop destinations than any other carrier. The airline has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. 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 currently serves 60 cities with 650 daily flights, and now offers codeshare service to Europe and beyond through its partner Lufthansa German Airlines. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) For travel between Boston and San Jose, CA: Travel must be booked by December 24, 2009, 11:59 PM MT. All fares are subject to change without notice. Travel costs $15 more per person if purchased by telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office. Travel must take place between May 13, 2010 and June 16, 2010. Travel must be completed by June 16, 2010. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights. Fares are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Cancellations and changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for $100 per person at 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, or at jetblue.com, with applicable fare adjustment. Cancellations are for a JetBlue travel credit only, which is valid for one year. If a reservation is not changed or canceled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeited. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.60 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. JetBlue reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without proper documentation. A second bag fee of $30 applies. DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental US. Other restrictions apply. ©2009 JetBlue Airways
(b) Based on average fleetwide economy class seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(c) Live satellite TV and radio programming is not available on flights outside the continental U.S.
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