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  • Joe Breitfeller

JetBlue Expands Presence at New York LaGuardia With Operations at Two Terminals

Effective October 31, 2021, JetBlue will expand their footprint at New York-LGA across two terminals, operating up to 35 daily departures, more than triple the flights offered in 2019. The expansion is possible through the carrier's Northeast Alliance with American Airlines.

JetBlue Airbus A320 - Photo Credit: George Santry/JetBlue

On Friday (October 29, 2021), JetBlue announced an expansion at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with operations across two terminals from Sunday, October 31st, 2021. The carrier will offer up to 35 daily nonstop departures, more than triple the pre-pandemic level, thanks to their burgeoning Northeast Alliance (NEA) with American Airlines, which is providing more choices, competition and lower fares for customers of both airlines. JetBlue will continue to operate from the historic Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A), and will also expand into LaGuardia’s state-of-the-art Terminal B.

In Friday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Vice President – Northeast Alliance, Dave Fintzen, said,

“LaGuardia is one of the most asked for airports by customers, but it’s also one of the most congested, and JetBlue has long lacked the slots to grow our operation. But thanks to our alliance, we can tap into American’s slot portfolio, substantially expand JetBlue-operated flying at LaGuardia with increased frequencies and new destinations and bring our much-loved experience and low fares to more JetBlue and American customers.”

Also commenting on JetBlue’s LGA expansion, Terminal B developer LaGuardia Gateway Partners’ Chief Executive Officer, Frank Scremin, said,

“We are very pleased to welcome JetBlue back to Terminal B. From NYC inspired shops and dining to world class art and more, we’re excited for JetBlue customers to experience the progress we’ve made transforming Terminal B into a modern gateway New Yorkers can be proud of.”

From Sunday (October 31st), all Boston flights will operate out of the Marine Air Terminal, while flights to and from all other destinations will operate out of the new Terminal B. JetBlue will operate up to 12 daily departures to Boston and up to 23 additional flights to other destinations from terminal B, which is also home to American Airlines, providing seamless onward connections between the carriers. JetBlue will operate from both terminals until they fully relocate to terminal B in the future.

JetBlue will also add new flights and expand frequencies from LaGuardia on Sunday (October 31st), with up to double-daily flights to Jacksonville (JAX), as well as daily service to both Sarasota (SRQ) and Savannah (SAV). In 2022, JetBlue will operate over 50 daily departures from LGA, to even more destinations, a further expansion made possible by the Northeast Alliance. Some new direct flights from LaGuardia for 2022 include service to New Orleans and Nashville (from March 27th), well as to Portland, Maine for summer 2022. By summer 2022, the carrier will serve 16 nonstop destinations from LGA, more than ever before.

JetBlue Announces Major Expansion at New York's LaGuardia Airport - Infographic Courtesy of Business Wire

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, Latin America and London (Heathrow and Gatwick). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.

Source: JetBlue/Business Wire