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JetBlue plans to add seven new cities and more than triple the size at New York’s LaGuardia Airport by 2022

"Rob Dewar", 1st A220, delivered December 31, 2020

JetBlue Airways and American Airlines today announced plans for the next phase of their Northeast Alliance – authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation earlier this year – which is aimed at giving travelers in the northeast new competitive choices. Enabled by the alliance, JetBlue will bring its everyday low fares and award-winning service to more travelers in the northeast by adding seven all-new new destinations in New York and Boston, tripling flights at LaGuardia compared to 2019 levels and introducing more than 40 additional codeshare routes.

Seven New JetBlue Cities

JetBlue plans to add seven new destinations to its route map later this year and in 2022. Each new city advances JetBlue’s focus city strategy in New York or Boston by strengthening JetBlue’s service in the Midwest, southern U.S., Central America and introducing JetBlue in Canada and Honduras. Seats will go on sale in the coming months.

New routes include service between:

  • San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
      • Launching October 2021
      • “Today is an exciting day as we not only welcome a phenomenal new airline partner in JetBlue but also new nonstop service to Boston and New York. Boston has been our largest unserved market for many years and we’re thrilled that JetBlue is planting its roots in San Antonio to offer more options to our traveling public,’ said Jesus H. Saenz, Jr., IAP, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System.
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) (a) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
      • Launching December 2021
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) (a) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
      • First Quarter 2022
      • “We are delighted to have been selected as a JetBlue city for 2022. Puerto Vallarta’s offering of year-round sunshine, wealth of beaches with sea-to-mountain views, and inclusive, authentic experiences provides an ideal getaway for a broad range of travelers seeking a safe, easy-to-access tropical destination.” said Luis Villaseñor, Director General for Puerto Vallarta Tourism. “The New York metropolitan area is an incredibly important source market and JetBlue’s decision to launch a route from JFK International to Puerto Vallarta recognizes the destination’s continued appeal among U.S. travelers while providing an opportunity to welcome first-time visitors in the New Year.”
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
      • Launching Second Quarter 2022
      • “JetBlue’s decision to add Kansas City to its growing network further validates this region’s position as the economic engine in the heart of America,” said Pat Klein, director of aviation, Kansas City Aviation Department.
  • Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and:
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
      • Launching Second Quarter 2022
      • “This is exciting news for travelers throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. JetBlue has been one of the most requested airlines for MKE, and we are happy to help bring this new service to MKE in 2022,” Airport Director Brian Dranzik said. “These new nonstop flights to Boston and New York-JFK will be a fantastic option for travelers coming to and from Milwaukee.”
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (a) and
    • New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) [seasonal]
      • Launching Summer 2022
      • “We’re delighted that JetBlue has selected Vancouver as its first Canadian destination with service from YVR to New York City and Boston,” said Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “As we move through the pandemic and prepare for a safe and healthy return to non-essential travel, this new service, scheduled for Summer 2022, gives us all something to look forward to. By selecting YVR, JetBlue has signaled a vote of confidence in our region as a premier destination, and our airport as a trusted partner, that together will attract a mix of business and leisure travelers when the time is right to fly again.”
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) [seasonal]
      • Launching Summer 2022
      • “It is an exhilarating day for western North Carolina when we learn that JetBlue is adding Asheville to their route map,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., Executive Director of Asheville Regional Airport. “Western North Carolina and Boston are two areas that people want to go, and the nonstop flights will be incredible for air travelers. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with JetBlue, and can’t wait to paint the town BLUE in 2022!”

JetBlue will operate new routes using a variety of aircraft.

More Landings at LaGuardia

JetBlue – New York’s Hometown Airline® – also announced significant growth plans at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) made possible by the Northeast Alliance. By the end of this year, JetBlue plans to operate more than two dozen daily departures and intends to more than double that number by summer 2022 with more than 50 daily departures.

A portion of JetBlue’s growth will come from added frequencies between LaGuardia and Boston – a key business market and a route linking the airline’s two Northeast focus cities – with up to 15 daily roundtrips in 2022. Existing markets between LaGuardia and Charleston, S.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Fort Myers, Fla.; and Tampa, Fla. will also see increased flying resulting in schedules that are more competitive.

JetBlue’s targeted growth plan at LaGuardia will also include the introduction of a half dozen new markets with service between LaGuardia and:

  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
    • Launching October 2021
  • Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
    • Launching October 2021
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
    • Launching October 2021
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
    • Launching First Quarter 2022
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA)
    • Launching Second Quarter 2022
  • Portland International Jetport (PWM)
    • Launching Summer 2022

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300 (CS300 BD-500-1A11) N3008J (msn 55099) (Hops) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 953426.

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Air Canada celebrates the arrival of its first Airbus A220

1st AC Airbus A220-300, delivered December 23, 2019 (crew training)

Air Canada made this announcement:

Air Canada today unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Airbus A220-300, before employees and special guests at the airline’s Montreal headquarters. Built in Mirabel, Quebec, the Bombardier-designed aircraft continues Air Canada’s fleet modernization. The A220’s state-of-the-art design and cabin is destined to be extremely popular with customers, and this new aircraft will also help Air Canada reduce its carbon footprint through a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per seat.

(CNW Group/Air Canada)

 

A220 Opens Up New Opportunities for Air Canada

Passengers will be welcomed aboard the A220-300 on January 16, 2020, on its maiden commercial flight between Montreal and Calgary. As more A220s enter the fleet, the aircraft will be initially deployed from Montreal and Toronto on existing Canadian and transborder routes such as to Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and New York – La Guardia.

The first two new A220 routes for Air Canada begin May 4, 2020 with the launch of MontrealSeattle/Tacoma and TorontoSan Jose, California service, the only nonstop service between these city pairs.

About the Air Canada A220-300

Air Canada’s first Airbus A220-300 was built at Airbus Canada’s (previously Bombardier) Mirabel facility employing close to 2,700 people. Each A220 includes parts from 30 Canadian suppliers.

Air Canada has firm orders for 45 A220s, with a total list price value of US$3.8 billion for the order at the time it was made, all of which are to be built at Mirabel.

Air Canada will be the first North American carrier to operate the larger A220-300 version of the aircraft, which has a range of 3,200 nautical miles.

The two-class cabin has 137 seats: 12 in a 2×2 configuration in Business Class and 125 in a 3×2 layout for Economy passengers. Customers will have more personal space thanks to the widest economy seats in the fleet at 19 inches, and the largest overhead stowage bins for an aircraft this size.

Additional features include larger windows and full-colour LED ambient and customizable mood lighting that contribute to reducing fatigue while travelling. The high ceilings, extra shoulder room and storage make this an unparalleled interior in the narrow-body segment.

Every seat on the A220 features a Panasonic in-flight entertainment system with content available in 15 languages and featuring more than 1,000 hours of high-quality entertainment, including content from Bell Media’s premium entertainment service, Crave, and Montreal-based multi-platform audio service, Stingray. The system also offers dynamic closed captioning for the deaf and is accessible to the visually impaired. The A220 will also have satellite-based, high speed Wi-Fi access.

The A220 will also further Air Canada’s environmental commitment, with engines projected to yield a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per seat.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada Airbus A220-300 (CS300 BD-500-1A11) C-GROV (msn 55067) YUL (Gilbert Hechema). Image: 948702.

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