|JetBlue Airways now flies out of LAX to New York and Boston. // © 2009 Michael Gray|
On June 17, JetBlue Airways launched new service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and to Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS). The new twice-daily service, which encompasses four daily flights, marks the first time the low-cost carrier will operate out of LAX.
Before the new service began, New York-based JetBlue only flew in and out of smaller, regional Southern California airports, including Burbank Airport, Long Beach Airport and Ontario Airport.
The new service out of Los Angeles is part of a strategic plan for JetBlue to expand in the West. In February, JetBlue offered advance introductory fares from LAX to either JFK or BOS for just $105 each way. Earlier this year, JetBlue also announced that it would add three new routes at three other Southern California airports.
The new LAX service will use Airbus A320 jets, which seat 150 passengers. JetBlue also offers Beta-Blue, a service that includes complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services onboard.
Inaugural ceremony attendees included JetBlue CEO Dave Barger, Los Angeles Dodgers legend Steve Garvey and JetBlue crew members and executives.