JetBlue to start Washington Reagan National-San Juan flights on August 23, moves closer to Hawaiian Airlines

JetBlue Airways (New York) today announced its new nonstop “capital-to-capital” service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico will begin on August 23, 2012.

Last week JetBlue was granted a beyond-perimeter slot exemption from the United States Department of Transportation to launch this new long-distance flight. JetBlue’s new flights will be the only nonstop service between Washington D.C.’s downtown airport and the capital of Puerto Rico. This route will be JetBlue’s 14th destination from San Juan and will operate from JetBlue’s exclusive new “home” in Terminal A at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

JetBlue’s proposed schedule between Washington D.C. and San Juan:

Washington D.C. to San Juan: San Juan to Washington D.C.:
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
8:50 a.m. – 12:34 p.m. 5:55 p.m. – 9:44 p.m.
– Flights operate daily effective August 23, 2012-
– All times local –

JetBlue’s flights to and from San Juan will be operated with Airbus A320s.

In other news, JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) today announced a deepening of their partnership with the signing of new agreements to offer new benefits and convenience to the customers of both airlines.

Members of both carriers’ frequent flyer programs can soon earn and redeem loyalty points or miles for travel on either airline. Travellers can also find convenient connections between points throughout the East Coast and points throughout Hawaii with the signing of a new codeshare agreement. Both agreements will be in effect on June 5, when Hawaiian launches the only nonstop service between New York City and Hawaii with daily widebody flights between JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City and Honolulu International Airport (HNL).

Effective June 5, JetBlue’s TrueBlue members can accrue one point for every two miles flown on eligible Hawaiian-operated flights, while HawaiianMiles members will be able to earn miles on eligible JetBlue-operated flights on a mile-for-mile basis.

Effective May 30, Hawaiian has placed its HA code on a host of connecting JetBlue flights, making it easy to find the most convenient connections between points throughout the East Coast and points throughout Hawaii in worldwide reservations systems.  Codesharing provides one-stop check-in, seamless flight connections and boarding passes all the way through from origin to destination.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

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