JetBlue Airways will kick off service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) — its fourth Los Angeles-area airport — on May 21st.
The airline will fly three times daily to New York/JFK and once-daily to Boston from LAX Terminal 6.
Overnight flights from LAX will include JetBlue’s complimentary Shut-Eye Service, featuring a Snooze Kit that includes earplugs and eyeshades, plus unlimited free snacks and beverages and a “good morning” hot towel service.
JetBlue Airways announced expansion of service in the western United States Tuesday, February 12th. In addition to the service at LAX, new routes from other Southern California regional airports to Austin, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle are set to begin in May.
According to JetBlue officials, the airline already offers more nonstop flights between the East and West Coasts than any low-fare airline.
JetBlue will complement its schedule of coast-to-coast flying with five new western routes linking Burbank to Las Vegas; Long Beach to Austin, San Jose, and Seattle; and San Diego to Seattle.
“JetBlue has operated successfully in a very challenging aviation marketplace in recent years by attracting business and leisure travelers with premium service at low prices,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “The expansion of service in Long Beach and introduction of new routes at LAX and Burbank will, I believe, show that regionalizing air service in the L.A. Basin — a high priority of my Administration — is the flight path to future success. Moreover, because of JetBlue’s new focus on global partnerships, the new LAX service will help strengthen the LAX international gateway as a key driver of Southern California’s economy.”
Los Angeles World Airports executive director Gina Marie Lindsey said, “We eagerly await the start of JetBlue’s new cross-country service, sure to be welcomed by air travelers looking for more service options and great value.”
Los Angeles World Airports is the city agency that operates LAX, LA/Ontario International Airport, LA/Palmdale Regional Airport and Van Nuys Airport.
“The addition of JetBlue is a reflection of the progress made in our work to revitalize LAX,” Lindsey added. “At the same time, the carrier’s expansion in the region is a vivid reminder that we must continue our efforts to increase service at our airports in Ontario and Palmdale, both of which are primed for growth. We look forward to working with JetBlue’s route planners to make the case for new and increased service at these important regional airports.”
“It’s been nearly eight years since JetBlue launched our award-winning transcontinental service to LA/Ontario International Airport, redefining the air travel experience while bringing humanity back to the skies,” said JetBlue chief executive officer Dave Barger. “Since then we’ve expanded to other regional airports including Long Beach and Burbank, attracting customers from across L.A. with low fares and uncommonly good service.”
“We’re thrilled to give our growing customer base what they’ve been asking for — JetBlue service on more routes from the L.A. Basin,” Barger added. “With the introduction of low-fare flights from LAX, plus added routes throughout California, JetBlue is making it easier than ever to enjoy industry-leading customer service to the East Coast and now up and down the West Coast, too.”