JetBlue, which flies new A320 Airbus jets equipped with...
By Philip Newman
Kew Gardens-based discount airline JetBlue plans to start service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Denver and Seattle in May with an introductory one-way fare of $99 to both cities.
JetBlue, which flies new A320 Airbus jets equipped with leather seats and free cable television for every passenger, starts its Seattle service May 1 with a special inaugural flight leaving at 6:15 p.m. Arrival in Seattle is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. PST.
Regular service to Seattle will start less than three hours later, at 9 p.m. May 1 with arrival at 11:59 p.m. PST. Seattle-New York flights start May 2, leave at 12:55 a.m. and arrive at 8:55 a.m.
JetBlue service to Denver is to start May 17 with a one-time-only flight leaving at 6:05 p.m., arriving in Denver at 9:10 p.m. Regular flights to Denver begin May 17 at 9:20 p.m. with arrival at 11:40 p.m.
Denver-New York service starts May 18, leaving at 12:35 a.m. and arriving at 6:05 a.m.
Regular one-way fares to Seattle and Denver will start at $129 and rise to $159 and $199 to a maximum of $249 depending on how far ahead they are booked.
All flights are from Kennedy airport, which JetBlue calls New Yorks most on-time airport.
JetBlue recently announced a second daily flight to Oakland, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area beginning May 1 and to Ontario, Calif. near Los Angeles starting May 17. The lowest fares to both California destinations are $129.
JetBlue also flies from JFK to Fort Lauderdale, Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., Orlando, West Palm Beach and Tampa, Fla. along with Burlington, Vt., and will begin service to Syracuse, N.Y. starting May 7.
Gareth Edmondson-Jones, spokesman for JetBlue, said the airline planned to take delivery later this year on 10 more new A320 Airbus jetliners.
All seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way and Saturday night stay is never required.
Reach contributing writer Philip Newman by e-mail at Timesledgr@aol.com or call 229-0300, Ext. 156.
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