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JetBlue Expands in the Empire State: Airline Now Largest Carrier At Westchester County Airport

3rd November 2008 - 14:20 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2008 -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) this week kicks off a major expansion at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., nearly doubling its service from the convenient, customer-friendly airport. Yesterday the airline began new daily nonstop service to Tampa, Fla., and today adds more flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, Fla.

New York's hometown airline is proud to now offer the most seats to the most destinations -- all aboard the most spacious jets -- from Westchester County with its 11 roundtrips each day, including the only service to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Tampa.

JetBlue now offers the following daily flights from Westchester County Airport:

* Fort Lauderdale (3 flights)
* Fort Myers (1 flight)
* Orlando (4 flights)
* Tampa (1 flight)
* West Palm Beach (2 flights)

"In response to continuing demand for high-quality air service in suburban New York and Connecticut, JetBlue has grown its White Plains service from just four flights last year to 11 flights today," said Marty St. George, JetBlue's Vice President of Planning. "Travelers find Westchester County Airport to be an incredibly convenient option, making their trip to Florida to see friends and family, or just to get away for a few days, immediately enjoyable."

All JetBlue service from Westchester County is operated with quiet, fuel-efficient, and full-size jets that boast 36 channels of DIRECTV(r) programming at every seat -- the most free live television of any airline -- in addition to more than 100 channels of XM Satellite Radio, all-leather seating, and industry-leading legroom. The experience is made complete by JetBlue's award-winning crewmembers, who offer up unlimited free snacks and beverages, plus their acclaimed brand of customer service.

Westchester County is one of seven JetBlue destinations in the Empire State; other cities with JetBlue's acclaimed service include Buffalo, Newburgh, New York/JFK, New York/LaGuardia, Rochester, and Syracuse. JetBlue offers service from all seven cities to Florida, making the airline the busiest between New York and the Sunshine State.

About JetBlue Airways

New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 53 cities with 600 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.

 

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