Tag Archives: JetBlue Airways

JetBlue boosting Florida-Mexico services

JetBlue Airways is adding additional service from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to Mexico City beginning September 6. Currently the airline serves both routes once a day but will be boosted to twice-daily. The additional flight from Fort Lauderdale will be served with a Airbus A 320 aircraft. JetBlue’s additional flight eases the void left when […]

Surprise! JetBlue applies for additional Fort Lauderdale-Havana service

Surprise surprise! As Cuba travel falls well below expectations and airlines bail on flights, Jet Blue has applied with the DOT for 6 additional weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale to Havana per DOT documents.  The flights would be served with an Airbus A-320 jet. This must be seen as a surprise considering the struggles of […]

Analysis: Is Southwest too little, too late to the international party from Fort Lauderdale?

A three-way battle for international traffic is brewing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) . The one time sleepy FLL has long had a congestion problem as it emerged from a sleepy backwater spoke airport in 1990’s to a major air traffic hub that is among the 50 busiest airports in the world in the 2010’s […]

Southwest likely to announce major Fort Lauderdale international expansion targeting jetBlue soon

Southwest Airlines appears likely to announce a major Fort Lauderdale expansion in the near future. In 2014, Southwest was the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried but the completed 2015 American Airlines-US Airways merger (which created the world’s largest airline) and new labor agreements that will push up costs in addition to […]

Scheduled flights to Havana from Florida begin next week

We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about air service to Cuba as part of the remarkable diplomatic breakthrough the Obama Administration made with Florida’s southern nation. The first scheduled flight (Jetblue flight 387) from the United States to Cuba in 54 years departed Fort Lauderdale and landed in Santa Cruz on August 31. […]

Initial Cuba-Florida flights awarded by US Government (UPDATED)

The US has approved flights from secondary cities in Cuba to six airlines beginning potentially as early as this fall reports Reuters and the AP. The awards included flights from Miami on American as well as from Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue, Southwest and Silver. “For avid travelers – that means 155 weekly trips,” Transportation Secretary […]

Delta add Fort Lauderdale-Seattle & Miami-Salt Lake City nonstops: Southern Florida strategy continues to be confusing

Delta announced on Monday that it is adding winter only nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle/Tacoma. In recent years Delta has employed a confusing strategy between whether or not Miami International (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) is the primary focus city in the region, splitting traffic between the two in a way that […]

JetBlue bringing premium Mint service to Florida

JetBlue Airways premium product “Mint” which is offered on dedicated new A321 aircraft to Florida, with new service between Fort Lauderdale and California beginning in 2017. Ironically all seven new Mint routes announced today by the company are served by either Alaska Airlines or Virgin America. JetBlue attempted to take Virgin America over in the […]

JetBlue starting Daytona Beach service

Great news for Daytona Beach International Airport – JetBlue Airways who the airport has long courted will begin nonstop service to New York (JFK) in February 2016. With the addition of Daytona Beach to the JetBlue network, perhaps Melbourne which has recently rebounded after losing most air service between 2001 and 2009 is next for […]

JetBlue further expanding Fort Lauderdale operation

JetBlue Airways is further expanding its Fort Lauderdale focus city operation with new nonstop service to Cleveland and Detroit effective April 30. The Cleveland flight will in theory replace United who is dropping the route the same month. Ultra-ow cost carriers Frontier and Spirit also fly the Fort Lauderdale-Cleveland route nonstop. The New York-based carrier (who […]