Posted on: 29 April 2016 by Mark Howells
From 31 October 2016, JetBlue will operate a new route between New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) using Embraer 190 aircraft.
The airline will offer six flights each weekday as well as two roundtrips on Saturdays and three roundtrips on Sundays. With this route, JetBlue will operate flights between Boston and all three of New York’s major airports. It is part of its plan to surpass 150 daily flights in Boston.
The first weekday service will take off from LGA at 06:30, landing in BOS at 07:44. The return leg will leave BOS at 08:40 and arrive back in LGA at 10:00. The second return service will depart LGA at 10:59 to reach BOS at 12:03, but the next BOS–LGA flight isn’t until 15:10 and lands at 16:39.
Meanwhile, a JetBlue flight will also be leaving BOS at 06:35 to reach LGA at 08:00. The return service will then take off from LGA at 09:00, reaching BOS at 10:19. The next flight will depart BOS at 11:30 to get to LGA at 12:54 before returning from LGA at 14:29 and landing in BOS at 15:43.
The final daily return services will leave BOS and LGA at 17:10 and 17:30 respectively before both reaching their destinations at 18:44. The final weekday LGA–BOS and BOS–LGA flights will leave at 19:30, with the former landing at 20:45 and the latter landing at 20:50.
From 30 October 2016, JetBlue is also expanding its presence at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), enabled by the FAA’s recent decision to ease limits on scheduled flights. The airline will add two additional daily frequencies between Newark and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and one additional daily frequency between Newark and Orlando International Airport, Tampa International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport.
“Increased competition in the congested New York market opens the door to better service and lower fares for our hometown New York customers,” averred Robin Hayes, president and CEO, JetBlue. “The FAA’s decision to ease slot restrictions at Newark allows us to bring more low-fare, award-winning service to Newark, and clears the way for a long overdue alternative between LaGuardia and Boston for those who have been priced out of air travel and onto the roads and rails by high-fare legacy carriers.”