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JetBlue Celebrates 21st Anniversary With First Flights in Miami and Key West, Florida

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

JetBlue marked their 21st anniversary today with the arrival of flights to Miami and key West, Florida. Miami International Airport was not previously served by JetBlue but is now linked to the carrier’s Northeast and West Coast focus cities.

JetBlue Airbus A320 - Photo Credit: George Santry/JetBlue

On Thursday (February 11, 2021), JetBlue marked their 21st anniversary with the arrival of their first flights to Miami and Key West, Florida. Miami International Airport (MIA), the busiest U.S. airport not previously served by JetBlue, will now be linked to the airline’s Northeast and West Coast focus cities. JetBlue now operates daily nonstop flights between Miami and New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS) and Los Angeles (LAX). Flights between Miami and Los Angeles feature JetBlue’s award-winning Mint premium service. In Thursday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Vice President – Network Planning, Andrea Lusso, said,

“Florida has always played a key role in JetBlue’s success story and that continues today – on our 21st anniversary – as we introduce our low fares and award-winning service to Miami and Key West. Together these new destinations offer customers more choices, diversify our flying and enhance JetBlue’s broader presence in South Florida.”

Also commenting on JetBlue’s new Miami service, Miami International Airport’s Director and CEO, Lester Sola, added,

“Welcoming JetBlue, one of the world’s leading low-cost carriers and busiest airlines overall, to our network is truly a landmark event in our airport’s history, and we thank them for making this substantial commitment to MIA and Miami-Dade County. Today also would not be possible without the ongoing support of Mayor Levine Cava, our Board of County Commissioners, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. We look forward to receiving JetBlue’s 14 daily flights and the sizable economic impact that they will bring to our community.”

JetBlue’s new Miami service builds on the carrier’s robust South Florida presence, complementing existing service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). Routes between Miami and the Northeast will be service with Airbus A320s, while the MIA-LAX route will be operated with an Airbus A321, featuring Mint. JetBlue’s new seasonal nonstop flights to Key West International Airport (EYW) will operate four times weekly from New York and Boston starting today, and will be serviced with Embraer E190s.

Commenting on JetBlue’s new Key West service, Key West International Airport’s Director, Richard Strickland, said,

“It’s fantastic that JetBlue has chosen the destination of Key West and the Florida Keys for new non-stop flights from Boston and JFK. We are very happy to have them start service at the Key West International Airport.”

JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.

Source: JetBlue


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