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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

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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.

Delta flies first no-cancel November

Delta Air Lines Airbus A321-211 WL N312DN (msn 7364) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104456.

Delta Air Lines flew without a mainline flight cancellation for the 30 days of November, including the busy Thanksgiving period, setting a company record and highlighting the intense focus of Delta’s 80,000 employees on delivering a safe, reliable operation for the 180 million customers Delta flies each year.1

The airline also finished the month by setting a record for on-time performance for any month in its post-merger history. In all, 82.5 percent of mainline flights arrived at the scheduled arrival time (A0) and 93.2 percent of flights arrived within 14 minutes of arrival time—a common industry metric signifying on time (A14). Delta’s previous record for both metrics was last set in October 2016.2

“Our employees are steadfastly committed to delivering on Delta’s promise to be a safe and reliable airline and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made to offer our customers an industry-leading global operation,” said Gil West, Delta’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are resolved to continue to improve, to set and break more performance records, and make the experience even better for our customers.”

The airline flew more than 84,300 mainline flights in November and, together with its Delta Connection regional operation, flew more than 145,000 flights carrying more than 14.8 million customers.3

Delta’s record mainline performance, when combined with the Delta Connection regional operation, has resulted in 84 days so far in 2017 without a cancellation anywhere across the system—besting last year’s total of 81 days by more than a month. Delta Connection accounts for 42 percent of the airline’s annual flying.4

[1] Based on Delta’s internal statistical reporting of all Delta-operated mainline flights scheduled between Nov. 1, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2017. Delta operated 16 mainline international flights on a delayed basis during the month via substitute flights using Delta aircraft with an alternate flight number.

[2] Based on Delta’s internal flight operations reporting for on-time arrivals between Nov. 1, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2017, based on Delta mainline flights flown.

[3] Based on Delta’s internal flight operations reporting for Nov. 1, 2017, to Nov. 30, 2017, based on flights scheduled across Delta’s mainline and Delta Connection system.

[4] Based on Delta’s internal flight operations reporting for Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017, based on flights scheduled across Delta’s mainline and Delta Connection system.

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Spirit Airlines adds Columbus, Ohio to its growing network

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

Spirit Airlines will arrive at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) on February 15, 2018 with new nonstop service to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Las Vegas, Tampa and Fort Myers. New seasonal service to New Orleans and Myrtle Beach will start on March 22, 2018, providing Columbus with a total of seven new routes to the country’s best vacation hotspots. The new service includes:

Columbus (CMH) to/from Start Date Frequency
Orlando (MCO) February 15, 2018 Daily, year-round
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) February 15, 2018 Daily, year-round
Las Vegas (LAS) February 15, 2018 Daily, year-round
Tampa (TPA) February 15, 2018 Daily, seasonal (ends 4/11/18, resumes 11/8/18
Fort Myers (RSW) February 15, 2018 Daily, seasonal (ends 4/11/18, resumes 11/8/18
New Orleans (MSY) March 22, 2018 3x weekly, seasonal (3/22/18 to 11/7/18)
Myrtle Beach (MYR) March 22, 2018 4x weekly, seasonal (3/23/18 to 11/7/18)

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

Southwest Airlines launches service to Turks and Caicos Islands

Southwest Airlines  Boeing 737-8H4 SSWL N8684F (msn 36653) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104504.

Southwest Airlines on November 5, 2017 began operating new international service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier’s 11th country served.

In addition, Southwest® initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ), giving Customers nonstop access from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to 10 destinations in Latin Americaand the Caribbean.

 

Southwest recently extended its bookable flight schedule through early August 2018 bringing new, international service on Saturdays next summer between Houston and Grand Cayman. In addition, service between Cancun and both Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham will operate nonstop on Saturdays beginning June 9, 2018, subject to governmental approvals. The summer 2018 flight schedule is Southwest’s largest-ever for Cancun with nonstop service from 16 gateway airports in the U.S. peaking at 27 departures to Cancun on Saturdays.

Southwest also increased summer season 2018 service to Puerto Rico with daily flights between San Juan and Chicago Midway, which had operated only on weekends in Summer 2017, and augmented daily seasonal service between San Juan and Houston Hobby, with a second flight on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 9, 2018.

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8H4 SSWL N8684F (msn 36653) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104504.