JetBlue builds Boston presence further and adds Mint service

JetBlue Airways has plans to enhance service at Boston Logan International Airport, including the introduction of its premium product, Mint, on services from Boston to San Francisco and Los Angeles, plus the addition of Nashville as the airline’s 60th non-stop destination from Boston.

There will also be increased service frequencies on more than a dozen existing routes to US and Caribbean destinations.

"We came to town in 2004 with the renegade idea that we could bring humanity back to air travel for customers underserved and overcharged by other carriers," remarked Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer, JetBlue. "Boston welcomed our unique approach with open arms, and we quickly grew together. We may be the top airline in Boston today, but we aren't even close to finishing our growth."

Mint service will take off between Boston and San Francisco in March 2016 with up to three daily roundtrips, with Mint service to Los Angeles starting in the latter part of 2016, again with up to three daily roundtrips.

Additionally, JetBlue will offer Mint seasonal service to the Caribbean beginning in March 2016 with a weekly Saturday roundtrip between Boston and Barbados.

As mentioned, JetBlue intends to serve Nashville International Airport (BNA) from Boston and will begin with two daily roundtrips in spring 2016. Seats will go on sale this summer.

JetBlue also plans to launch daily non-stop service from Nashville to its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city, with service again beginning in spring 2016. All flights to and from Nashville will be operated by JetBlue's Airbus A320s.

In January 2016, JetBlue will offer an average of 118 daily departures from Boston in its winter schedule with even more frequencies in the peak travel season – up to 140 daily departures in summer 2016. This is up from 54 average daily departures in 2008 when the airline began to significantly grow its presence in Boston.

The increase comes from a series of added flights on existing routes. Extra daily flights are being added between Boston and Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, San Juan, Raleigh/Durham, New York (JFK) and Cleveland, while additional weekend flights will operate between Boston and Barbados, Aruba, Cancun, Turks and Caicos, Punta Cana, St Maarten and Liberia, Costa Rica.

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