Posted on: 07 January 2015 by Ross McSweeny
JetBlue will begin operating direct flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to both Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) from 30 April 2015.
“As Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood's largest airline, JetBlue is pleased to extend the JetBlue effect and offer customers in Cleveland and Detroit a superior customer experience when flying to Florida,” remarked Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s VP airline planning. “Some airlines use low fares as an excuse to provide substandard service; these key Midwest cities deserve much better. We have proven that low fares can come with higher standards.”
The new routes, which will be operated by an Airbus A320 with 150 seats, are part of JetBlue’s wider plans to grow to 100 daily flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood by 2017. With JetBlue already offering services from Boston to Detroit, Cleveland will become JetBlue’s 88th destination once the service begins.