American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are further increasing competition for travelers in the Northeast.
The airlines announced they are adding a variety of new nonstop destinations from New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in 2023.
The new service — which includes many routes currently only flown by one other carrier — is made possible through JetBlue and American’s innovative and effective Northeast Alliance (NEA).
The NEA will offer nearly 300 daily departures from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and will serve 49 of the top 50 global markets in 2023. Across New York’s three major airports, the NEA will fly more than 500 daily departures next year, as well as nearly 200 daily departures from Boston.
New American service
Starting in May, American will launch new service to several new destinations.
|LGA||Birmingham, Alabama (BHM)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Buffalo, New York (BUF)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Columbia, South Carolina (CAE)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Greenville, South Carolina (GSP)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS)||May 5, 2023|
Also in New York, American will expand its summer seasonal flying between LGA and Asheville, North Carolina (AVL), to year-round service. The airline will also add an additional frequency between BOS and Louisville, Kentucky (SDF).
New JetBlue service
In spring 2023, JetBlue will introduce nonstop flying between LGA and Atlanta (ATL); Hyannis, Massachusetts (HYA); and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) and Bermuda (BDA); pending government approval.
In summer 2023, JetBlue will offer customers Mint®, the airline’s premium travel experience, on nonstop flights between EWR and Aruba (AUA). The airline will also reintroduce service between EWR and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ).
JetBlue plans to expand the airline’s service to Canada with daily summer seasonal service between Boston and Vancouver, B.C. (YVR). New Vancouver flying will complement JetBlue’s service between New York and Vancouver, which first launched earlier this year as part of the NEA.
The success of the NEA
JetBlue and American announced the innovative alliance in 2020 to increase competition in the Northeast. The NEA is meant to overcome the insurmountable obstacles historically faced by each airline in challenging other airlines’ dominance in the region. In the time since, the NEA has created a third, full-scale competitor in New York in the form of a virtual network that closes longstanding competitive gaps. In Boston, the alliance likewise is empowering more growth by both carriers, as American expands its global product offering and JetBlue extends its low fares and high-quality product to new markets.
So far, the NEA has resulted in approximately 50 new routes out of JFK, LGA, BOS and EWR; increased frequencies on more than 130 existing routes; 90 nonstop routes with increased capacity; and 17 new international routes launched.
Time to plan summer 2023 fun
American is providing more seats and more flights to the places customers want to go next summer, whether it’s to visit European castles, Asian temples, South American mountains or the Australian outback.
The airline will operate additional trans-Atlantic flights from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Paris (CDG) and Rome (FCO) starting in April. Additional frequencies will also be added from Miami International Airport (MIA) to London (LHR) and Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU).
For those looking to take in the majestic beauty of the last frontier, American will be upgauging its daily service between DFW and Anchorage (ANC) to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner (top), connecting more customers with the great outdoors.
In addition, the airline will add several international routes back in to its network that were cut due to the pandemic and aircraft delivery delays. American is excited to resume the following routes in 2023:
|Charlotte (CLT)||Paris (CDG)||Summer 2019|
|CLT||Frankfurt (FRA)||Summer 2021|
|Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)||Santiago (SCL)||Summer 2021|
|DFW||Tokyo Haneda (HND)||Summer 2020|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||HND||Summer 2020|
|LAX||Sydney (SYD)||Summer 2021|
|Seattle (SEA)||London (LHR)||Summer 2021|
Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N823AN (msn 40641) FRA (Jay Selman). Image: 404229.
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