JetBlue files for rights to fly Washington Reagan National from Austin and San Juan

JetBlue Airways (New York) has filed with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) a “capital-to-capital” application for four beyond-perimeter slot exemptions to launch new nonstop service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to two unique new destinations: San Juan, Puerto Rico and Austin, Texas.

JetBlue’s proposed new flights would be the only nonstop service between the U.S. capital’s downtown airport and the capitals of Puerto Rico and Texas – both of which are located beyond the airport’s 1,250-mile perimeter and are among the 10 largest markets without nonstop air service to Reagan National.

JetBlue intends to offer one daily nonstop roundtrip flight to San Juan’s Luiz Munoz Marin International Airport, with connecting service to St. Thomas, the capital of the United States Virgin Islands, as well as one daily nonstop roundtrip flight to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

JetBlue launched service from Reagan National in November 2010.

The airline currently operates seven daily roundtrip flights between Reagan National and Boston as well as daily service to its focus cities in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen.

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