Posted on: 06 March 2014 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways has announced details of its upcoming expansion at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) with services to Charleston, SC; Hartford, CT; and Nassau, Bahamas beginning on 19 June 2014.
JetBlue plans to offer twice-daily service to both Charleston and Hartford, as well as once-daily year-round service to Nassau. In addition to these three new destinations from Washington, JetBlue will boost its existing service to Tampa, FL, with a second daily flight from 2 July.
These six new daily departures represent half of the new flights JetBlue has earned the right to operate by acquiring slots as a result of the recent American Airlines–US Airways divestiture proceedings.
This summer JetBlue will offer customers 24 daily roundtrip flights from DCA to eight cities: Boston, Charleston, Hartford, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Nassau, Orlando, and Tampa, as well as the only nonstop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Washington’s popular downtown airport.
“We are delighted to be expanding in our nation’s capital, on our way to 30 departures per day at Reagan National,” commented Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s president. “Despite our relatively small presence at DCA, JetBlue has truly disrupted the market with fair fares and a better experience for travellers.”
JetBlue's three newest Reagan National destinations will be served with 100-seat Embraer 190s.
In addition to its presence at Reagan National, JetBlue also serves the National Capital Region with daily flights from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.