NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 06, 2015) - JetBlue Airways (JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announced the start of service at Albany International Airport (ALB). The airline will operate daily service to its focus cities of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) starting December 10, 2015.
With the addition of Albany, JetBlue will offer service to eight airports in New York State. To celebrate, the airline is drawing on Albany's history to offer one of the lowest introductory fares ever. In honor of the capital city's incorporation in 1686, JetBlue is offering fares of $16.86 one way (a) between Albany and both Florida cities. The fare is for travel between December 10 and December 17, 2015. All introductory fare tickets must be purchased today, April 6, 2015.
Besides being one of the most popular destinations within the JetBlue network, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood serves as the airline's gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, providing easy connections from Albany to destinations such as Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
"JetBlue began with a flight from New York to Florida more than fifteen years ago, and all these years later we're still expanding service between the Empire State and the Sunshine State," said Robin Hayes, CEO and President, JetBlue. "By connecting Albany to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Orlando, we are reaffirming our commitment as New York's Hometown Airline to provide the best experience in the air to customers in these two states -- just as we have from the start."
"For more than 15 years now I have worked with JetBlue to bring their service all around the state; first to Buffalo, and then to Syracuse and Rochester, each time with great success. Now, it's Albany's turn. I am thrilled to announce that JetBlue is ready for take-off in Albany. This is game-changing news for Albany International and for Capital Region residents who will now have a new option flying in and out of their local airport just in time for the holidays," said New York State Senator Charles Schumer. "This should increase competition at the airport, increase options for local travelers, and drive down prices for the average flyer. What's more, it will keep more residents in the area flying out of Albany, instead of traveling out-of-state for cheaper flights. It's a win across the board that will reap benefits for Albany International, Capital Region residents, and the region's tourism industry for years to come."
"JetBlue's decision to initiate service at Albany International Airport will offer Capital Region business and leisure travelers convenient and competitive new options to our most popular destinations," said Rev. Kenneth Doyle Chairman of the Albany County Airport Authority. "We are most grateful to JetBlue and Senator Charles Schumer for their collective commitment to strengthen air service throughout New York State."
JetBlue's Schedule From Albany as of December 10, 2015:
|ALB - FLL||FLL - ALB|
|12:50 p.m. - 4:06 p.m.||9:14 a.m. - 12:07 p.m.|
|ALB - MCO||MCO - ALB|
|4:45 p.m. -7:54 p.m.||1:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
JetBlue's flights from Albany will be operated on a 150-seat Airbus A320 and will offer the airline's award-winning service featuring assigned and comfortable seating; free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and non-alcoholic/soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio in every seatback; and the most legroom in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch of U.S. airlines).
Elsewhere in the Empire State, Queens-based JetBlue also serves airports in Buffalo; Newburgh; New York City (LaGuardia and Kennedy); Rochester; Syracuse; and Westchester County.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. Upcoming destinations include: Cleveland on April 30; Reno-Tahoe, Nev. on May 28; and Grenada on June 11, 2015 (subject to receipt of government operating authority). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
(a) Fare Restrictions: Fares include government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 04/06/15 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Albany, NY (ALB) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) and Orlando, Florida (MCO) between 12/10/15 and 12/17/15. 14-day advance purchase required. Fares vary by route. Fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, nonstop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is included (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marked or operated by other airlines apply). Fares do not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. $25 fee per person applies to fares purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $150 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. All deadlines based on EST. Other restrictions apply.