JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline™, today announced the start of service at Albany International Airport (ALB). The airline will operate daily service to its focus cities of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) starting December 10, 2015.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]JetBlue’s decision to initiate service at Albany International Airport will offer Capital Region business and leisure travelers convenient and competitive new options to our most popular destinations.[/blockquote]
With the addition of Albany, JetBlue will offer service to eight airports in New York State. To celebrate, the airline is drawing on Albany’s history to offer one of the lowest introductory fares ever. In honor of the capital city’s incorporation in 1686, JetBlue is offering fares of $16.86 one way (a) between Albany and both Florida cities. The fare is for travel between December 10 and December 17, 2015. All introductory fare tickets must be purchased today, April 6, 2015.
Besides being one of the most popular destinations within the JetBlue network, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood serves as the airline’s gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, providing easy connections from Albany to destinations such as Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“JetBlue began with a flight from New York to Florida more than fifteen years ago, and all these years later we’re still expanding service between the Empire State and the Sunshine State,” said Robin Hayes, CEO and President, JetBlue. “By connecting Albany to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Orlando, we are reaffirming our commitment as New York’s Hometown Airline to provide the best experience in the air to customers in these two states — just as we have from the start.”
“For more than 15 years now I have worked with JetBlue to bring their service all around the state; first to Buffalo, and then to Syracuse and Rochester, each time with great success. Now, it’s Albany’s turn. I am thrilled to announce that JetBlue is ready for take-off in Albany. This is game-changing news for Albany International and for Capital Region residents who will now have a new option flying in and out of their local airport just in time for the holidays,” said New York State Senator Charles Schumer. “This should increase competition at the airport, increase options for local travelers, and drive down prices for the average flyer. What’s more, it will keep more residents in the area flying out of Albany, instead of traveling out-of-state for cheaper flights. It’s a win across the board that will reap benefits for Albany International, Capital Region residents, and the region’s tourism industry for years to come.”
“JetBlue’s decision to initiate service at Albany International Airport will offer Capital Region business and leisure travelers convenient and competitive new options to our most popular destinations,” said Rev. Kenneth Doyle Chairman of the Albany County Airport Authority. “We are most grateful to JetBlue and Senator Charles Schumer for their collective commitment to strengthen air service throughout New York State.”
JetBlue’s Schedule From Albany as of December 10, 2015:
|Albany – Fort Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale – Albany|
|12:50 p.m. – 4:06 p.m.||9:14 a.m. – 12:07 p.m.|
|Albany – Orlando||Orlando – Albany|
|4:45 p.m. – 7:54 p.m.||1:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
JetBlue’s flights from Albany will be operated on a 150-seat Airbus A320 and will offer the airline’s award-winning service featuring assigned and comfortable seating; free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and non-alcoholic/soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio in every seatback; and the most legroom in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch of U.S. airlines).
Elsewhere in the Empire State, Queens-based JetBlue also serves airports in Buffalo; Newburgh; New York City (LaGuardia and Kennedy); Rochester; Syracuse; and Westchester County.