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JetBlue Airways Begins Flights to Puerto Rico

The low cost airline began service into and out of Bradley in November 2010.

JetBlue Airways Thursday launched nonstop service between and San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, officials announced in a press release.

Flights are on sale today through Jan. 13, at www.jetblue.com/new as low as $139  each way for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between Jan. 19 and February 15.

The flights leave Bradley at 7:30 a.m., arriving in San Juan at 12:28 p.m.; and leaves San Juan at 6:45 p.m. and arrives at Bradley at 8:48 p.m.

“We are proud to support the strong business and family ties between Hartford and San Juan with this new nonstop service,”  John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue Airways, said in a press release. “JetBlue thinks the flight should be an enjoyable part of the journey, from the most legroom in coach to unlimited name brand snacks, and your own personal entertainment choices. We would like to thank the communities in Connecticut and Puerto Rico for their strong support of JetBlue.”

“The mutual commitment between JetBlue and Bradley continues to grow. New travel options opening new destinations draw more customers, which benefits everyone,” Mary Ellen Jones, Connecticut Airport Authority board chairwoman, said in a released statement. “With Connecticut’s special ties to Puerto Rico, I am confident that this non-stop service to San Juan will add another chapter to JetBlue’s success story in our state.”

“Puerto Rico had a 4.1 percent increase in tourists during the fiscal year 2010-2011, as measured by hotel registrations. For the 2011-2012 season, we expect better results with more visitors heading this way to discover why Puerto Rico does it better. JetBlue’s new non-stop service between Hartford-Springfield’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) and San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) now provides additional flight options to travelers from one of our top markets in the East Coast to our Island. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company welcomes this new service and thanks the airline for the additional seats,” Mario González Lafuente, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, said.

JetBlue also serves Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla. nonstop from Hartford with service to West Palm Beach beginning next week, on January 12. In addition, Hartford customers can conveniently connect to other destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America via Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, including Aguadilla and Ponce, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Bogota, Colombia; and Cancun, Mexico.

James January 06, 2012 at 03:26 AM
This is great news and will help the economy.

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