Saturday, 13 March 2021

JetBlue – Connecticut’s Largest Airline – Further Expands with New Flights between Hartford and Miami

Latest Route Enhances JetBlue’s Presence in Key Northeast and South Florida Regions


U.S. budget carrier JetBlue is growing again in Connecticut and South Florida with new service between Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) and Miami International Airport (MIA) starting June 24, 2021. The new route further bolsters JetBlue’s position as the largest airline in Connecticut and expands flying in Miami where JetBlue first launched service just a month ago.

“Connecting customers in the Northeast and South Florida has been a hallmark of JetBlue’s success for more than 20 years and offering our award-winning service and low fares between Hartford and Miami means we can attract new customers and grow in both regions,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning, JetBlue. “We appreciate Governor Lamont’s leadership and focus on safely driving Connecticut’s recovery to benefit residents and visitors to the Nutmeg State.”

JetBlue has built a sizeable presence in Hartford in recent months. With new service to Miami, the airline will now offer Connecticut travellers nonstop flights to 11 destinations – more than any other airline at Bradley. As previously announced by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, beginning March 19, 2021, the state’s travel advisory will be modified from a requirement to recommended guidance – meaning testing and quarantines may be completed at the discretion of travellers.

“This is great news for both business and leisure travellers who utilize Bradley Airport,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. “Bradley International Airport is a vital asset for our region, serving as a convenient option for businesses and families, and seeing JetBlue commit to yet another route builds confidence in our residents and our economy. We are proud to see JetBlue expand at Bradley.”

In December, JetBlue launched all-new flights between Hartford and:

Cancún International Airport (CUN)
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
The recently added destinations complemented existing flying between Hartford and:

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)

“We welcome JetBlue’s expansion at Bradley International Airport and the addition of new, nonstop service to Miami,” said Kevin. A. Dillon, A.A.E., executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “This new route, which follows JetBlue’s other recent route launches, is a significant vote of confidence in our airport and the market we serve. We appreciate JetBlue’s continued investment in our region and are confident that our strengthened partnership will provide major benefits for our travellers.”

In Miami – where JetBlue launched all-new service in February 2021 – the airline is pleased to introduce another new choice for Northeast-bound travellers. Hartford becomes the fifth destination offered from Miami and will complement flights to New York-JFK, Newark, Boston and Mint® flights to Los Angeles.

“Congratulations to JetBlue and Miami International Airport on this exciting announcement about additional flights starting soon between Miami-Dade County and Hartford,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “JetBlue’s new service means more travel options and jobs for our residents, as we accelerate the safe return of our tourism economy."

“We eagerly look forward to welcoming JetBlue’s new Hartford service at Miami International Airport, and we applaud them for announcing a fifth route just one month after launching first-ever Miami flights,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. “JetBlue is already one of our busiest airlines, and we are excited to see their presence grow even stronger with daily Hartford service beginning this summer.”

JetBlue service in Miami builds on the strengths of the airline’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) focus city and service at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) to reach more customers in South Florida.

JetBlue will operate the new route between Hartford and Miami using its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (a); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky (b); complimentary name-brand snacks and soft drinks; and free, live DIRECTV® programming at every seat.



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