JetBlue Airways plans to begin two daily non-stop flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to both New York and Boston in June.
The service to New York’s JFK International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport is scheduled to begin June 18th, but tickets were available for purchase as of Wednesday, February 4th.
LAX will be JetBlue’s third Los Angeles-area airport and the 55th destination in the airline’s growing route network.
JetBlue will kick off its LAX service from the airport’s Terminal 6. Los Angeles officials hailed the start of JetBlue service between LAX and the East Coast.
“Even in these tough economic times, JetBlue is demonstrating that the road to recovery is through Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “We are thrilled that JetBlue is offering quality airline service from one of America’s premier airports.”
City Councilwoman Janice Hahn said, “Especially during this economic downturn, this is really good news. JetBlue is an innovative airline that provides a great customer experience, and we are thrilled to finally have them at LAX.”
JetBlue officials said the airline is a key supporter of efforts to regionalize the L.A. air travel market and is proud to be the only airline to offer transcontinental flights from Burbank and Long Beach Airports.
“Here at JetBlue, we’ve long had our eye on LAX, and this summer we’re thrilled to finally be making our debut there,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s chief commercial officer. “Clearly, the time is right for JetBlue to enter LAX. Together with our existing flights from Burbank and Long Beach, JetBlue has the L.A. basin covered with its award winning service.
“No matter where you live, or which airport you prefer to use, JetBlue has a convenient option for you.”
JetBlue’s new flights will be operated aboard 150-seat Airbus A320 jets.