28 March, 2022

JetBlue introduces services to the Midwest as part of its Northeast Alliance

JetBlue has officially launched services from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport to Kansas City International Airport and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

Enabled by JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA), Kansas City and Milwaukee services expand the airline’s presence in the Midwest, while diversifying and advancing its New York and Boston focus city strategy. Kansas City is one of more than half a dozen new cities recently added to JetBlue’s route map. In 2022, the NEA will offer nearly 500 daily departures from New York’s three major airports and 200 daily departures from Boston.

“Our customers and crewmembers have been asking for years to add flights to the Midwest and we listened,” said Andrea Lusso, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “We are very excited to add Kansas City to our growing network and connect the Northeast to the heart of America by introducing our low fares and outstanding service and providing customers access to our New York and Boston focus city networks.”

“Adding Milwaukee to our route map will help diversify our markets, support our Northeast growth strategy and give our customers more travel options,” added Lusso. “We are excited to offer our customers flying for business or leisure an opportunity to explore Milwaukee and connect Milwaukee residents to our New York and Boston focus city networks.”

Kansas City is a cosmopolitan, cultural metropolitan area of two million people. Many know and love the destination for its world-famous barbecue, sultry jazz, world-champion sports and romantic fountains, all of which can be experienced throughout the metro area in addition to its trademark Midwestern hospitality. Lately, however, it's the city's remarkable renaissance that is driving new interest in the destination. More than $10 billion has been poured into the city, reinventing the visitor experience from the ground up in regards to museums, hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. Learn more about Kansas City and all there is to see and do at VisitKC.com.

"On behalf of KC's hospitality community of 48,000 strong, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome JetBlue to the Heart of America," said Visit KC President & CEO Kathy Nelson. "Kansas City International Airport acts as the front door to our growing bi-state region, and the exciting addition of JetBlue to our market is just one more sign that the recovery of the travel and tourism industry is on the upswing. Strengthening our airlift is critical to our sales and outreach to the meetings and convention industry, and we look forward to spreading this positive news to our clients."

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Milwaukee (MKE)

Daily service starting March 27, 2022

*all times local


BOS-MKE Flight #2229

MKE-BOS Flight #2230

7:30 a.m. – 9:09 a.m.

5:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Milwaukee (MKE)

Daily service starting March 27, 2022

*all times local


JFK - MKE Flight #679

MKE-JFK Flight #680

2:59 p.m.- 4:31 p.m.

9:57 a.m.- 12:59 p.m.

For millions of passengers each year, Kansas City serves as mid-America’s link to the world. Drawing customers, cargo and commerce from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and beyond, the airport is a major catalyst in the growth and development of the region and plays a significant role in bringing in new business, conventions and tourists to the area. Now underway is the building of a new $1.5 billion, 39-gate, single terminal slated to open in March 2023.

“We feel JetBlue has made an excellent choice in adding Kansas City to their growing network, and that travellers in the region will respond well,” said Pat Klein, Kansas City Director of Aviation. “Our team is constantly working to enhance access to the US and beyond for our citizens. We’re happy that JetBlue is our new partner to help support that effort.”

Milwaukee service will operate using Airbus A220 aircraft, a next-generation aircraft that combines style and substance with its game-changing economics and a custom-created cabin design offering an industry-leading onboard customer experience. All JetBlue aircraft offer the airline’s award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (a); free and fast Fly-Fi broadband internet (b); complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; and free, live DIRECTV® programming at every seat.

Located on the scenic shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee offers an exceptional blend of stunning natural beauty, big-city arts and entertainment, and Midwest charm. A downtown RiverWalk connects German heritage-inspired Old World Third Street to the Historic Third Ward with its shops and art galleries and Milwaukee Public Market. Milwaukee is a city of colourful, walk-around neighbourhoods, an acclaimed culinary scene, and entrepreneurial spirit, where exciting attractions like the Milwaukee Art Museum meet brewery tours, excursion boats, professional sports and a summer-long schedule of lakefront festivals.

“Milwaukee County is thrilled that JetBlue will bring more tourists and business travellers from New York and Boston to Milwaukee and beyond. Our amazing lakefront, cultural attractions, restaurants, and breweries are just some of the ways that Milwaukee offers guests a world-class experience,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “I commend the Airport team for successfully recruiting JetBlue to MKE. We are excited to use the new service!”

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) currently offers nonstop flights to 35+ destinations coast-to-coast, and more than 200 international destinations are available with just one connection. Earlier this month, MKE received an Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Best Airport – North America award from Airports Council International, one of just eight U.S. airports to receive this honour.

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