JetBlue Adds Cross-Country Routes from Hartford, Connecticut

Starting in December, JetBlue will connect Hartford, CT with Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Additionally, JetBlue will introduce service between Hartford and Cancún, Mexico starting in November. These routes are part of JetBlue’s strategy to add routes with high potential for leisure demand, and will set the airline up to be the largest carrier in Connecticut by 2021.

Connecticut simplified its travel advisory enabling all travelers visiting or returning to the state to provide a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours prior to or upon arrival to avoid the state’s 14-day quarantine.

“We are excited to roll out these new routes connecting Hartford to some of our largest leisure destinations, bringing more low fares and great service to Connecticut residents,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning, JetBlue. “We are proud to play our part in support of Gov. Lamont’s economic recovery plan. We see great long-term potential for our business in Connecticut, as it becomes an increasingly attractive place to live and work. Additionally, the simplified travel advisory gives clarity to everyone who needs or wants to travel through Bradley International Airport.”

New and current destinations served from Hartford by JetBlue.

Each of the new routes between Hartford’s Bradley International Airport and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas launch on December 18. The new service to Cancún launches November 19 (subject to government approval). JetBlue has actively built up its presence in Hartford, and prior to the pandemic, offered 12 flights per day. When these new routes launch, JetBlue will have the most nonstop routes from Hartford of any carrier. Every market has been identified as one in which JetBlue anticipates increasing demand for leisure travel.

“We are thrilled that JetBlue has taken the step to strengthen their presence and route network at Bradley Airport with this impressive launch of four new cities,” said Kevin Dillon, executive director, Connecticut Airport Authority. “JetBlue is an important partner for us, and we are very pleased to see that the airline recognizes the potential of the Bradley Airport market. We are confident that our strengthened partnership will provide major benefits for Connecticut travelers, JetBlue, and Bradley Airport.”

In anticipation of these recent network additions, JetBlue is readying some aircraft that have been temporarily parked. The airline is dedicated to remaining flexible, continuing to assess the airline’s network and allowing market demand to determine how long a particular route continues to operate.

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