The FINANCIAL -- JetBlue, New York's Hometown Airline, on December 10 launched two new routes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Albany International Airport (ALB). These new routes to and from New York's Capital Region deepen JetBlue's commitment to the Empire State and add to JetBlue's expanded presence in the Sunshine State.
"As New York's Hometown Airline, we are thrilled to add Albany to the JetBlue network as our 93rd Blue City. Capital Area residents can now fly non-stop to Florida and enjoy the JetBlue experience which has won 11 consecutive JD Power awards for highest customer satisfaction," said Dave Clark, vice president of network planning, JetBlue. "Additionally, our flights to Florida offer convenient connections to many additional JetBlue destinations such as Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia, and San Juan, Puerto Rico."
JetBlue, the U.S.'s only major airline based in New York, offers service to a number of airports across the Empire State.
"We are thrilled to welcome JetBlue; we're pleased that they recognize the strength of our marketplace," said Mark Eagan, CEO of the Capital Region Chamber. "We encourage residents and businesses to utilize Albany International Airport for their air travel needs and take advantage of the additional flights that JetBlue will be offering."
Customers flying JetBlue from Albany will have access to JetBlue's growing list of destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America by connecting through the airline's two South Florida focus cities, according to JetBlue.
"It's exciting to see JetBlue expand their footprint to include New York State's capital," said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky. "JetBlue's newly added routes between Albany, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale will make travelling in and out of New York State even easier and we look forward to the increase in visitation between the Empire State and Sunshine State."