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JetBlue Makes Minneapolis 65th Nonstop City Served From Boston as Airline Advances Leadership Position at Logan

Released : 10/17/2017

JetBlue Makes Minneapolis 65th Nonstop City Served From Boston as Airline Advances Leadership Position at Logan

Minneapolis is Largest U.S. Market Not Currently Served By JetBlue

New Service Brings Refreshed Travel Choice to Twin Cities Travelers Plus Robust Connection Options Via Boston

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it is bringing its award-winning service and low fares to Minneapolis, which will become the airline’s 65th nonstop destination from Boston Logan International Airport. The addition further strengthens JetBlue as the leading airline in Boston, serving as Logan’s largest carrier in both number of flights and customers. The airline will operate three daily roundtrip flights between Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Boston Logan starting May 3, 2018. Minneapolis is the largest domestic market not served by JetBlue and seats are on sale today starting at $89 one way (a).

“As the largest airline in Boston we are answering calls from our customers who have long asked us to offer our great service and low fares on this important route,” said John Checketts, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “And adding Minneapolis–Saint Paul to our map will give Twin Cities travelers a refreshing new choice in the air with JetBlue’s long list of perks not matched by any other airline in the market.”

Minneapolis–Saint Paul attracts more than 30 million visitors annually and is home to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. The Twin Cities also regularly receive top marks for jobs, education and quality of life among large American metropolitan areas. And Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport is a world-class facility, just 10 miles from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul, which handles nearly 40 million travelers each year.

“We have been pursuing air service from JetBlue for several years and couldn’t be more pleased with their decision to add Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport to their route map in 2018,” said Brian Ryks, executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. “With this service, travelers can connect on JetBlue in Boston to 60 other cities in the United States and Caribbean.”

JetBlue is Boston’s largest airline, with up to 150 daily departures. In addition to the new nonstop choice for flights to Boston, Minneapolis travelers will also benefit from convenient connections to popular JetBlue destinations across the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Additionally, JetBlue customers can take advantage of the airline’s more than a dozen partnerships with international carriers – such as Emirates, El Al, Aer Lingus, Etihad, Qatar and Cape Air – offering destinations around the world.

“We are always looking to provide more options to our customers and this new flight provides just that,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “JetBlue has been a terrific partner for Logan Airport and we look forward to seeing this new service to Minneapolis–Saint Paul take off.”

     
Flight Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and Minneapolis (MSP)
Beginning May 3, 2018

 

       
BOS – MSP Flight #835       MSP – BOS Flight #2236
6:30 a.m. – 8:48 a.m.       6:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
BOS – MSP Flight #1735       MSP – BOS Flight #836
1:02 p.m. – 3:21 p.m.       9:30 a.m. – 1:21 p.m.
BOS – MSP Flight #2235       MSP – BOS Flight #1736
7:29 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.       4:01 p.m. – 7:58 p.m.
 

Flights between Minneapolis and Boston will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the airline’s award-winning customer service with all-reserved comfortable seating; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks; more than 100 channels of free SIRIUSXM® radio programming and 36 channels of free, live DIRECTV® programming on personal seatback televisions; free Fly-Fi high-speed wireless Internet (b), and the most legroom in coach (c).

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 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

(a) Blue fare shown. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 10/18/17 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 05/03/18 – 05/23/18. Limited exceptions apply; All 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, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Taxes and fees apply to Award Flights, are the responsibility of the passenger, and will vary based on your departure and destination cities. The amount of taxes and fees required for an Award Flight is listed next to the applicable point requirement and is subject to change as required by law. View more information on taxes and fees. Checked Baggage Allowance/Fees: For Blue fares, first checked bag is $25 and second bag is $35. For Blue Plus, first checked bag is included and second bag is $35. For Blue Flex fares, two checked bags are included. Additional Baggage Terms (all fares): Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. View baggage fees and other optional services and fees. Change/Cancellation Fees: All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: $75 per person fee plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only for changes. Changes and cancellations made less than 60 days from departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: fares under $100, $75 per person plus difference in fare; fares between $100 and $149.99, $100 per person plus difference in fare; and fares of $150 or more, $150 per person plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only. View Change/Cancel fees information. Additional Change/Cancellation Terms (all fares): For changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). Flight terms and conditions apply.

(b) Fly-Fi is not available on flights operating outside of the continental U.S. For flights originating outside of the continental U.S., Fly-Fi will be available once the aircraft returns to the coverage area. Fly-Fi is available on all JetBlue-operated flights.

(c) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.

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Source: JetBlue