Category Archives: JetBlue Airways

JetBlue to start Guadeloupe service on February 1, 2020

JetBlue Airways today announced the airline is celebrating Bastille Day with seats now on sale to Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean. JetBlue will expand the airline’s leadership position in the Caribbean and Latin America with new service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guadeloupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP). Roundtrip flights will operate three times per week on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays starting February 1, 2020.

Photo: Guadeloupe Islands.

Seen from above, the two main islands of Guadeloupe form the shape of butterfly wings. On the west side, Basse-Terre is set on a volcano range, topped by La Soufrière at the heart of dense tropical forests. The rainforest-covered mountain range form part of a national park, which includes many hiking trails. To the east, just across the narrow la Rivière Salée, Grande-Terre is set on a vast limestone plateau bordered by perfect beaches, turquoise lagoons which share the coastline with amazing surfing spots and unforgettable landscapes. The smaller, but equally beautiful islands of Marie Galante, Les Saintes and La Désirade are just a short ferry ride from the main islands.

Culturally, the Guadeloupe Islands are bound together by a rich ethnic diversity that characterizes their folklore, language, music and beliefs. A land of many influences — African, European, Indian, American and the Far East — the Guadeloupe archipelago has a multi-faceted identity where Indian rites, African memory and the rule of the 17th century colonists are part of everyday life.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP)
On Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays Beginning February 1, 2020

JFK – PTP Flight #2205

PTP – JFK Flight #2206

7:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

1:40 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

JetBlue will operate Guadeloupe service using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

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JetBlue takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, adds a new tail fin design

JetBlue's first Airbus A321neo, delivered on June 29, 2019 with a new tail fin

JetBlue Airways today (June 29) quietly took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo which will allow the carrier to launch new longer routes, especially London.

The pictured N2002J, with a new unnamed tail fin design, arrived at the New York JFK base this afternoon.

Airbus and JetBlue have not yet announced the delivery or the name of the new design.

Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-271NX WL N2002J (msn 8823) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 946819.

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JetBlue Airways to fly to Guadeloupe

JetBlue Airways today announced it intends to grow its already expansive footprint in the Caribbean with new, nonstop seasonal winter service between New York’s John F. KennedyInternational Airport (JFK) and Guadeloupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP) (a). Three times weekly service is expected to launch in February 2020 with seats set to go on sale in the coming weeks.

JetBlue will be the only airline to operate flights between the northeastern U.S. and Guadeloupe, one of the French overseas islands, which is often considered one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. Situated just four and a half hours from New York by air, Guadeloupe is made up of two major islands – Basse-Terre and Grande Terre separated by the narrow la Rivière Salée – surrounded by a string of smaller inhabited and uninhabited islands.

JetBlue will operate Guadeloupe service using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Photo: Guadeloupe.

JetBlue relocates in Houston with move to George Bush Intercontinental Airport and adds new route to Costa Rica

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N584JB (msn 2149) (Highrise) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946259.

JetBlue Airways today announced that the airline’s operations in Houston will relocate from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) later this year.

The final day of flying at Hobby Airport will be on October 26, 2019 and the first day of flying at Bush Intercontinental will be on October 27, 2019. JetBlue plans to operate from Bush Intercontinental’s Terminal A.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Houston (IAH)
Beginning October 27, 2019

JFK – IAH Flight #1381

IAH – JFK Flight #1382

1:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

11:13 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Houston (IAH)
Beginning October 27, 2019

BOS – IAH Flight #1931

IAH – BOS Flight #1932

7:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.

4:55 p.m. – 9:32 p.m.

 

Connecting Costa Rica with New York-JFK

JetBlue today also announced it will introduce new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and San José, Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) beginning November 1, 2019. Service will operate three times weekly on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

New York-JFK service in San José will complement JetBlue’s daily service between Costa Rica’s capital and the airlines’ focus cities in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando. Additionally, JetBlue also offers nonstop service, including seasonal Mint flights, to Liberia, Costa Rica from the airline’s home at New York-JFK. JetBlue first began serving Costa Rica with San José service more than a decade ago in March 2009.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and San José (SJO)
On Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays Beginning November 1, 2019

JFK – SJO Flight #1793

SJO – JFK Flight #1794

6:25 p.m. – 10:50 p.m.

11:59 p.m. – 6:09 a.m. (+1)

JetBlue will operate both Houston and San José flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N584JB (msn 2149) (Highrise) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946259.

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JetBlue orders 13 Airbus A321XLR aircraft to support its focus city strategy with transatlantic flying

JetBlue Airways today announced it is converting 13 aircraft in its existing Airbus A321neo order book to the XLR version for delivery scheduled to begin in 2023. The aircraft will support JetBlue’s focus city strategy by allowing the airline to implement further expansion to additional European destinations from Boston and New York, while also providing added fuel efficiency.

The airline also announced it is exercising its option to add 10 additional A220-300 aircraft to its order with delivery beginning in 2025. Together both aircraft ensure the best financial performance of JetBlue’s fleet, while providing maximum flexibility to execute its network strategy. These aircraft are both game changers in regards to enhancing the airline’s industry-leading customer experience.

The A321XLR & Overseas Options

Introduced just this week at the Paris Air Show, the A321XLR is the latest evolution of the A321neo aircraft family and features an extended range of 4,700 nautical miles – some 600 nautical miles more than the A321LR aircraft. The increased flying distance is made possible with an additional rear center tank for more fuel volume. And with 30% lower fuel burn per seat than previous-generation aircraft, JetBlue can maximize the benefits of single-aisle aircraft economics.

JetBlue remains focused on delivering earnings per share between $2.50 and $3.00 by 2020. This update to the fleet plan is part of JetBlue’s vision to continue growing its earnings per share beyond 2020.

The A321XLR also allows JetBlue to evaluate new transatlantic options as the airline explores additional destinations it may serve in Europe. The XLR opens up possibilities for service between the northeast U.S. and destinations in south, central and northern Europe.

As announced in April 2019, JetBlue intends to launch service to London from New York-JFK and Boston in 2021 using the A321LR (long range) aircraft. Today’s XLR news builds on the previously announced conversion of 13 A321neos to the A321LR aircraft.

Like London, JetBlue will explore European cities that suffer from high fares or mediocre service and those which are effectively controlled by legacy carriers and their massive joint ventures. JetBlue is developing a reimagined transatlantic version of its premium Mint product, as well as an enhanced transatlantic Core experience for the A321XLR. With both the A321LR, and now the A321XLR, the customer-favorite airline intends lower fares while raising the bar on what travelers can expect from a low-cost carrier when flying across the Atlantic.

The A220 and Continued Growth in the Americas

By exercising its option to add 10 additional A220-300 aircraft to its existing order, JetBlue will grow its total number of A220s on order to 70.

The A220’s spacious and comfortable cabin makes it the perfect fit for JetBlue, which has consistently led U.S.airlines in the onboard experience. The A220’s cabin design offers customers the best inflight experience with wider seats, spacious overhead bins and extra-large windows that offer a great view from the sky and on the ground.

The aircraft’s range and seating capacity will add flexibility to JetBlue’s network strategy as it targets growth in its focus cities, including options to schedule it for transcontinental flying. The aircraft also opens the door to new markets and routes that would have been unprofitable with JetBlue’s existing fleet.

The initial order for 60 A220 aircraft – announced in July 2018 – will be phased in as replacements for JetBlue’s existing fleet of 60 Embraer E190 aircraft.

Image: Airbus.

Inc.: The rebounding story of David G. Neeleman, twice fired by Southwest and jetBlue, ready to start “Moxy”

From Inc.:

The story tells the saga of entrepreneur of David G. Neeleman who is planning to start a new U.S. airline tentatively called “Moxy”.

Read the full story.

Photo: Wikipedia.