Posted on: 23 March 2016 by Mark Howells
JetBlue is increasing its number of destinations and flights from Long Beach (LGB) after being awarded three new slots and increasing utilisation of existing slots.
From 15 August 2016, JetBlue will operate a nonstop service between Long Beach and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), which will become the twelfth city served from South California. The LGB–RNO flights will take off at 12:15 to land at 13:30, before returning from RNO at 14:15 to arrive back in LGB for 15:40.
The carrier is also increasing its flights between between LGB and both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) from 15 and 16 August 2016 respectively. JetBlue will now operate up to four daily roundtrips on both routes. 15 August 2016 will also see JetBlue add an additional daily flight between LGB and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.
Finally, from 7 September 2016, the airline is adjusting flight times between Long Beach and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to provide more convenience for passengers making day trips. The day’s first LGB–SMF leg will depart at 09:04 and arrive at 10:26, while the first SMF–LBG service will leave at 11:07 to arrive back at 12:27. In the evening, flights will leave LGB at 17:14, arriving in SMF at 18:34 and then return from SMF at 19:15 to reach LGB for 20:32.
“Since JetBlue first came to town in 2001, when LGB had little commercial service, Long Beach has been the cornerstone of JetBlue’s success and growing route map in the western US,” commented Dave Clark, VP network planning, JetBlue. “With its convenient and unique open-air terminal and easy access to many Southern California communities and attractions, Long Beach is a top choice for JetBlue travellers. We’re thrilled to offer our customers here even more convenience and options with new service and new flights.”