Posted on: 18 April 2010 by Ross McSweeny
JetBlue Airways is expanding its network to the "Gateway to New England" with new service at Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL).
From 17 November, the carrier will launch twice-daily nonstop service from Hartford to both Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).
"Connecticut has been vital to JetBlue’s success over the past decade, where our Darien financial support centre opened in 2000, and where the state’s largest employer and one of our valued business partners, Pratt & Whitney, is based," said Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue Airways. "We welcome the Hartford community onboard for JetBlue service between the Gateway of New England and Florida’s sunny resorts, parks and beaches. Additionally, Connecticut customers will also have the option to conveniently connect in Florida to other destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico."
Flights to Fort Lauderdale leave Hartford at 07:20 and 16:40 with respective arrivals at 10:40 and 19:30. The return flights depart Fort Lauderdale at 11:15 and 19:50, arriving at 14:15 and 22:50 respectively.
Hartford to Orlando services leave the Connecticut airport at 08:45 and 15:00 to arrive in Florida at 11:55 and 18:10 respectively. In the other direction, flights depart Orlando at 12:40 and 18:55, to land respectively in Hartford at 15:25 and 21:40.
JetBlue’s services to Florida will be operated by its fleet of Airbus A320s.