Friday, 28 September 2018

JetBlue to launch Boston - palm Springs route

JetBlue on Thursday announced it will expand its services to Palm Springs, California with the introduction of a new nonstop flight from Boston and an extended flying season in New York.

Together the new route and new flights will link Palm Springs with the northeast with more nonstop service than ever before. JetBlue is the only airline to offer full-seasonal service between Palm Springs and New York City and will be the only airline to fly nonstop between Palm Springs and New England.

“When the snow is falling in the northeast, the sun is shining in Palm Springs, so we want more of our customers to trade their scarves for swimsuits this season,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue. “New Boston service, combined with this season’s expanded New York schedule, means a winter warmup is easier than ever, and also makes JetBlue the leading airline flying nonstop between Palm Springs and the northeast.”

The desert oasis has become a top destination by blending its nostalgic past as a playground for Hollywood, with hip new development attracting a new generation of trendy travellers. Today, Palm Springs is a gathering spot for architecture aficionados, musicians, artists, and trendy weekenders seeking a warm, retro-chic getaway.

“Our growing relationship with JetBlue and this highly anticipated flight between Palm Springs and Boston represents JetBlue’s increased confidence in Greater Palm Springs as a destination that appeals to East Coast travellers,” said Scott White, President and CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to welcoming Bostonians and winter-weary visitors to our destination.”

“The City of Palm Springs would like to thank JetBlue for their continued investment in Palm Springs International Airport,” said City Manager David H. Ready. “Now with direct service to Boston, flying to and from New England to Southern California’s premier resort destination will be much easier for residents and visitors. With our year-round sunshine, relaxed desert lifestyle and a renaissance underway in our newly revitalized downtown, JetBlue recognises that the Palm Springs destination truly is like no place else.”

Monday & Thursday Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Palm Springs (PSP)14th February 2019 – 30th April 2019Flight departs at 1701 from Boston, arriving Palm Springs 2031On the returnPalm Springs departure at 2126 to arrive 0530 the next morning 
JetBlue’s 70th Nonstop City in Boston
JetBlue will add new, twice-weekly seasonal service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) beginning February 14, 2019. Palm Springs will become the 70th nonstop destination from JetBlue’s northeast focus city when the route launches this winter and advances JetBlue’s position as the number one airline Boston in number of flights, nonstop destinations and customers carried.

“JetBlue’s new nonstop service between Boston and Palm Springs is an exciting new seasonal travel option for Boston customers looking to warm up during those cold winter months,” said Ed Freni, Director of Aviation at Massport. “We thank JetBlue for their continued partnership and we look forward to the new travel opportunities this will generate for the New England region.”

JetBlue will operate the new route using its Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the airline’s award-winning service with comfortable seating; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks; more than 100 channels of free SIRIUSXM® radio programming and 36 channels of free, live DIRECTV® programming on personal seatback televisions; free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband internet service (a), access to JetBlue's Hub content on personal devices, on-demand first-run Hollywood movies and the most legroom in coach (b).

The new Boston service will also benefit customers in a number of other JetBlue cities – including Washington-DCA, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cleveland – where travellers will benefit from new connecting options which make Palm Springs just one stop away from home.

New to New York: Longer Season, Larger Aircraft & More Mint

At New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), JetBlue will extend the Palm Springs flying season through Memorial Day 2019, a month later than typically offered in previous years. This comes as the airline prepares to launch JetBlue’s fourth season of service more than a month earlier than in previous seasons on October 10, 2018.