JetBlue flies from the west to Idaho with only nonstop service between Boise and the Northeast


NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the official launch of its service to Boise Airport (BOI) in Idaho, the airline’s first flight to depart from John F. Kennedy (JFK) from New York shortly after 4 p.m. this afternoon. The new summer seasonal service operates four times a week until Labor Day and plans to resume flights in the summer of 2022.

“With a new service at Boise, we’re once again diversifying the JetBlue route map, advancing our Focused City in New York strategy, and expanding our customer base by connecting more people to the places they want to go,” said Andrea Lusso, vice president of network planning. , JetBlue. “Boise is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and our new flights are landing at the perfect time to meet growing demand with the only non-stop service between the Idaho capital and the northeast. . ”

Boise becomes JetBlue’s # 1 destination in Idaho and the 31st State served by the airline. Boise is a rare mix of urban and outdoor, active and relaxing, family and welcoming. It has unique sites and attractions, diverse cultural offerings, and unlimited recreation, including close access to some of the country’s most sought-after rafting and ski destinations. At the foot of the scenic Boise Front, Boise has several Fortune 500 companies with national and international headquarters or divisions, sprawling high-tech campuses, and a large university with a distinctive blue soccer field. This city, crossed by a river, benefits as much from its easily accessible exterior as from its eclectic urban offer.

“When in Boise, you’ll have the opportunity to explore nearly 200 miles of trails, all within minutes of downtown,” said Carrie Westergard, General Manager, Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our walkable and welcoming downtown is an incredible starting point for some of the best whitewater adventures in the West or other seasonal adventures, like our community ski area just 16 miles up the road from your room. hotel. Add to that the booming wine, craft beer and culinary industries and you will have a very busy and rewarding visit. ”

“Idaho is delighted to welcome travelers from the northeast to experience our culture, our history and our outdoors,” said Diane Norton, Director of Tourism for Idaho. “Boise is the perfect gateway for day trips or extended getaways.”

JetBlue is now the only airline to operate non-stop service between Boise and the Northeast. The route to New York is the longest range route from Boise Airport, which is a department of the city of Boise. Operations at its current location began in 1938 and the terminal expansion was completed in 2003. Today the airport has two halls, consisting of 23 gates, and is home to several restaurants and retail stores. This summer, an average of 83 daily flights depart from the airport and in 2019, a record of more than 4.1 million travelers passed through the airport.

“Our community is thrilled to welcome JetBlue to Boise Airport with its low fares and award-winning service,” said Boise Airport Manager Rebecca Hupp. “This is a huge victory for our customers who can now fly nonstop to New York, spend more time in the Big Apple and less time traveling there.”

JetBlue operates Boise flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline’s award-winning service with the most legroom in the coach (a); Free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky (b); free and unlimited branded snacks and soft drinks; and free, live DIRECTV® programming at every seat.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is the Hometown of New York® airline and a major carrier to Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries customers throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information visit jetblue.com.

  1. JetBlue offers the most legroom on the coach based on the average seat spacing across the fleet of U.S. airlines.

  1. Fly-Fi and live TV are available on all flights operated by JetBlue. On airplanes equipped with ViaSat-2, Fly-Fi will not be available on certain portions of certain routes, and live television will not be available during operations outside the contiguous United States, or until the plane returns to the coverage area. On all other aircraft, Fly-Fi and live TV will not be available during flights outside the contiguous United States, or until the aircraft returns to coverage.


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