-- Low-fare Carrier to Launch Daily Flight to San Diego from The Nation's Capital with Fares Starting at $85* Each Way --
JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York City's low-fare carrier, today announced plans to expand its transcontinental service by offering new daily nonstop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and San Diego, CA, starting May 3. The low-fare carrier currently offers nonstop service from Washington Dulles to Oakland, Long Beach, Sacramento, CA, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Also JetBlue is expanding with additional service from both San Diego and Washington/Dulles. Effective May 3, JetBlue will add a third daily nonstop flight between San Diego and New York's JFK and, from Washington, the carrier will add a third daily flight to Oakland, CA, and a fourth daily flight to Long Beach, CA.
JetBlue is currently offering a sale fare between Washington and San Diego starting at $85* each way by booking at www.jetblue.com or by calling 1-800-JETBLUE. Sale fares require a 5-day advance purchase and must be purchased by February 4, 2005 for travel through May 25, 2005. Seats are limited and customers are encouraged to book early to obtain sale fares. The airline's regular fares on the route will range from $124* to $299* each way by booking at the airline's website, www.jetblue.com or by calling 1-800-JETBLUE.
"I applaud JetBlue Airways for expanding travel options at Dulles," said Virginia Governor Mark Warner. "This new service between Dulles and San Diego will allow more travelers to take advantage of JetBlue's low fares and high quality service."
"As we continue ‘connecting the dots' of existing JetBlue cities, we're excited to add San Diego as our fifth destination from Washington Dulles," said JetBlue CEO David Neeleman. "We look forward to offering our award-winning amenities, including extra legroom, our expanded in-flight entertainment options at every seat and our continued commitment to excellent service to our customers on this new route."
"I am thrilled that JetBlue has chosen to build on its success in San Diego by offering low-fare, non-stop flights to the nation's capital," said San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy. "I am confident that the San Diego community will respond as enthusiastically to this new service as we have to their affordable flights to New York City."
"The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is thrilled that JetBlue is adding Washington, D.C. as their newest nonstop destination served from San Diego International Airport," said Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the Airport Authority. "The demand is great for additional service between San Diego and the nation's capital -- and nothing beats nonstop service to such a popular destination. The Airport Authority is committed to enhancing the range of nonstop and other destinations served from San Diego International Airport."
JetBlue's new schedule will be:
|Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Diego (SAN)
||San Diego to Washington Dulles|
|Depart - Arrive
||Depart - Arrive|
|7:45pm - 10:15pm (effective 5/3/05)
||6:30am - 2:30pm (effective 5/4/05)|
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. JetBlue operates a fleet of 69 new Airbus A320 aircraft and plans to add 15 additional A320s and 7 Embraer E190s to its fleet in 2005. Based at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue currently operates 276 flights a day and serves 30 destinations in 12 states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.
All JetBlue aircraft feature roomy leather seats; all equipped with an in-seat digital entertainment system offering up to 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming. On many flights, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment may be available. **
With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and a Saturday night stay is never required. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit www.jetblue.com or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), 1-888-538-2583 if calling from Puerto Rico, or 1-200-9898 if calling from the Dominican Republic. This press release, as well as past press releases, can be found on www.jetblue.com.
* Domestic fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5.00 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.20 per segment. Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each way, U.S. Departure Tax of $13.70 each way and September 11th Security Fees of up to $5.00 each way. Bahamas fares also do not include U.S. APHIS and Immigration Fees of up to $11.95 and Bahamas Departure Taxes of up to $22. Dominican Republic fares also do not include U.S. APHIS and Immigration Fees of up to $10.10, Airport Authority and Infrastructure Fees of up to $22.45 each way and Airport Departure Tax of up to $20.00. Fares for travel originating from or purchased in the Dominican Republic will range from $133* to $335* each way.
** DIRECTV® service is not available on flights between JFK and Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic; however, where available, FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment is offered complimentary on these routes.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including without limitation, potential hostilities in the Middle East or other regions, our ability to implement our growth strategy and our dependence on the New York market, our fixed obligations and our limited operating history, seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, increases in maintenance costs, fuel prices and interest rates, our competitive environment, our reliance on sole suppliers, government regulation, our failure to properly integrate LiveTV or enforce its patents, our ability to hire qualified personnel, the loss of key personnel and potential problems with our workforce including work stoppages, and continuing changes in the airline industry following the September 11th terrorist attacks and the increased risk of future attacks, the potential risks with the delivery, placing into service and integration into our operations of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft as well as the potential liability relating to our handling of customer data. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
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