Virgin America and JetBlue announce California?Fort Lauderdale services
Virgin America and JetBlue Airways will launch San Francisco (SFO)–Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) service on consecutive days in November. Virgin America will also be launching a Los Angeles (LAX) to FLL.
Virgin will serve FLL with flights beginning on 18 November, with two daily non-stop roundtrips from SFO and two daily non-stop roundtrips from LAX. Passengers will also be able to connect with flights to/from Seattle, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas.
“The South Florida market has always been at the top of our list. It is a world-class destination and an important tourism and business travel market that, until today, was served by little or no non-stop competition from the West Coast,” said Virgin America president and CEO David Cush.
JetBlue, meanwhile, will nip in ahead of Virgin America by launching its SFO–FLL service on 17 November. JetBlue has been offering West Coast travellers nonstop service between Los Angeles Long Beach and Fort Lauderdale since 2003. From Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue offers connections to Caribbean destinations including Nassau, Bahamas and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
JetBlue's new SFO–FLL flights will begin with a single daily service.