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JetBlue grows again in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood with start date set for new Grand Cayman service

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JetBlue Airways today announced it is again growing in South Florida and in the Caribbean with the start of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Grand Cayman (GCM).

JetBlue first announced its intent to fly this route in January. Service will operate once daily beginning October 25, 2018.

New Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood service will complement JetBlue’s existing service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and seasonal service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

Schedule between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Grand Cayman (GCM)
Beginning October 25, 2018

FLL-GCM Flight #1397 GCM-FLL Flight #1398
10:26 a.m. – 10:53 a.m. 11:53 a.m. – 2:29 p.m.

The new service also advances JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood is one of JetBlue’s fast-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Floridaand offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. The airline also recently expanded its operation to two new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth.

JetBlue intends to serve the route with its 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft offering the airline’s award-winning service and the most legroom in coach (b), as well as complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks and free first-run Hollywood movies.

Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N187JB (msn 19000009) (Blueberries) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104650.

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Spirit Airlines announces new Caribbean routes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK  (msn 7106) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 403637.

Spirit Airlines has announced it will again grow in the Caribbean. On April 12, 2018, Spirit started to connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with Cap-Haïtien International Airport (CAP) in Haiti’s second largest city. This new flight marks the second destination for Spirit in Haiti, complementing existing service to Port-au-Prince (PAP).

Additionally, low fare flights to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) resume on May 5, 2018 as recovery continues and tourism opportunities grow after the impact of last year’s hurricanes. Spirit will also connect South Florida to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX), Spirit’s second destination in the U.S. Virgin Islands, starting on May 24, 2018.

Spirit’s commitment to expansion in the Caribbean also includes expanded seasonal daily service from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica.

Caribbean service expansion / resumption:

Routes: Start Date Frequency
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti (CAP) April 12, 2018 3x weekly, year-round
Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) April 12, 2018 Daily, seasonal
St. Maarten (SXM) May 5, 2018 Saturdays, year-round
St. Croix (STX) May 24, 2018 3x weekly, year-round

Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK (msn 7106) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 403637.

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Emirates unveils more spacious Business Class seats on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft

Emirates has unveiled a brand new Business Class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with new wider seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration for the first time.

The airline has invested over $150 million (US) to refurbish the 10 existing Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet.

The newly refurbished Emirates 777-200LR aircraft is set in a two-class configuration which offers 38 Business Class seats and 264 seats in Economy Class.  While the Business Class seats are in the same design and shape of Emirates’ latest lie-flat seats, they are now two inches wider for a more comfortable journey. The seats retain the champagne coloured finish and diamond stitch pattern on the full leather cover, and the ergonomically designed headrest revealed on Emirates’ newest Boeing 777 in November.

The Business Class seat has a pitch of 72 inches and moves into a fully flat sleeping position.  It also has touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system, several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest and a personal mini-bar.

Luxury and comfort are at the heart of Emirates’ product refresh as overhead bins in centre of the cabin have been removed for an airier and more spacious feel on board. The cabin boasts electronic windows and the largest personal in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens in Business Class at 23 inches wide.

The cabin also features the Ghaf tree – considered the national tree of the United Arab Emirates, and now a signature design on the latest Emirates aircraft.

In addition, the new Business Class cabin features a social area (above) – unique to the Boeing 777-200LR fleet. The mini lounge area (above) features snacks such as crisps, sandwiches and fruit, as well as beverages for customers to help themselves to during the flight.

The offering will complement Emirates’ full service of regionally inspired cuisine prepared by gourmet chefs, and accompanied by some of the most exclusive wines, champagnes and spirits in the world.

Economy class seats (above) onboard the 777-200LR have also been refreshed to the latest colour palette of soft greys and blues. The ergonomically designed seats come with full leather headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted vertically for optimum support. Customers can enjoy up to 3,000 channels of on-demand entertainment in ice with 600 movies, over 200 hours of TV, and thousands of music tracks every month. The aircraft is also equipped with Wi-Fi and Live TV across all classes.

Emirates’ newly refurbished 777-200LR aircraft will go into service on March 6 to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (below). This is the first of 10 aircraft which will be retrofitted with the new configuration over the course of the year. The refurbished 777-200LR aircraft is planned for several destinations including Emirates’ most recently announced destination – Santiago, Chile.

Copyright Photo Below (all others by Emirates): Emirates Airline Boeing 777-21H LR A6-EWF (msn 35586) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104633.

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Emirates Airline Boeing 777-21H LR A6-EWF (msn 35586) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104633.

JetBlue celebrates the New Year with new growth in Florida and Caribbean strongholds

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N775JB (msn 3800) (JetBlue Honors Our Veterans - Vets in Blue) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 402719.

JetBlue Airways (New York) on January 9, 2018 announced it is adding even more travel choices in its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city in 2018 with new service between South Florida and two top Caribbean markets: Santiago, Dominican Republic’s Cibao International Airport (STI) and Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM).

Flights between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Santiago, D.R. will operate once daily roundtrip beginning June 14, 2018, subject to government approval.

The route boosts JetBlue service in the Dominican Republic, where it operates more daily flights than any other carrier. The airline, which first started flying to the Dominican Republic in 2004 with service to Santiago, now serves five airports in the country – La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo. The latest new route will link Santiago with a fifth U.S. city nonstop and offer customers even more connecting opportunities throughout the growing JetBlue network.

Daily Schedule between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Santiago (STI)

Beginning June 14, 2018

FLL-STI Flight #345 STI-FLL Flight #344
8:30 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. 11:35 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

JetBlue will operate the new Santiago flights using its spacious 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

Additionally, JetBlue intends to operate new nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) once daily beginning in October 2018, subject to government approval, with seats set to go on sale in the coming weeks. The new flights boost the airline’s presence in the island destination with a new link to South Florida. JetBlue already flies between Grand Cayman and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and seasonally to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

The new routes also advance JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood is one of JetBlue’s fast-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. The airline also recently expanded its operation to two new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth.

Santiago and Grand Cayman become the 58th and 59th nonstop destination offered from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywoodand will open up a variety of new connecting opportunities between the Caribbean destinations and U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta and multiple west coast markets.

Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N775JB (msn 3800) (JetBlue Honors Our Veterans – Vets in Blue) FLL (Jay Selman). Image: 402719.

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Spirit Airlines to expand Airbus A321 operations in 2018

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N658NK  (msn 6736) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104448.

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) according to Airline Route, in 2018 will expand the number of Airbus A321 routes as more deliveries take place. The carrier will add new A321 routes from Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Orlando and Tampa.

The new A321 routes:

Chicago O’Hare – Cancun daily starting on March 15, 2018

Chicago O’Hare – Houston daily from April 12, 2018

Chicago O’Hare – San Diego daily from April 12, 2018

Chicago O’Hare – Seattle/Tacoma daily from April 12, 2018

Chicago O’Hare – Tampa daily from March 15, 2018

Dallas/Ft. Worth – Minneapolis/St. Paul daily from April 12, 2018

Dallas/Ft. Worth – New York (LaGuardia) daily from April 12, 2018

Houston (Bush Intercontinental) – San Diego daily from April 12, 2018

Orlando – Baltimore/Washington daily from March 8, 2018

Tampa – Atlanta daily from April 12, 2018

Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N658NK (msn 6736) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104448.

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Spirit Airlines announces two new international destinations from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood

Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) FLL (Tony Storck). Image: 925661.

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has announced it is adding more service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport next year with five new routes to some of the world’s most unique destinations.

Beginning on March 22, 2018, Spirit will start daily nonstop service to the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the Gateway to the Galapagos (pending government approval).

On April 12, 2018, Spirit will also begin nonstop service to the Cap-Haïtien International Airport, Haiti’s second largest airport, adding to Spirit’s existing service to Port-au-Prince.

These new flights join three other recently announced nonstop routes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, including service to Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; and Seattle/Tacoma. The new service includes:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to/from Start Date Frequency
Columbus, OH (CMH) February 15, 2018 Daily, year-round
Richmond, VA (RIC) March 15, 2018 Daily, year-round
Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE) March 22, 2018 Daily, year-round
Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP) April 12, 2018 3x weekly, year-round
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) April 12, 2018 Daily, seasonal

This will bring Spirit up to 65 daily flights from Fort Lauderdale to 54 destinations in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit’s team at its hometown airport also keeps growing with 200 team members hired this year and 20 more in training right now.

Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 N503NK (msn 2470) FLL (Tony Storck). Image: 925661.

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JetBlue expands in Worcester with daily New York-JFK nonstop flights

JetBlue Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N329JB (msn 19000433) (Barcode) FLL (Brian McDonough). Image: 908032.

JetBlue Airways has announced it is further expanding its presence in New England by launching daily nonstop service between Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) beginning May 3, 2018.

JetBlue is the only commercial airline to serve Worcester. The airline’s New York service builds on existing nonstop flights between Worcester and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO), which launched in November 2013.

Schedule Between Worcester (ORH) and New York-JFK (JFK)
Beginning May 3, 2018

ORH-JFK Flight #671 JFK-ORH Flight #676
6:04 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

10:45 p.m. – 11:50 p.m.

JetBlue will serve the route with its Embraer 190 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N329JB (msn 19000433) (Barcode) FLL (Brian McDonough). Image: 908032.