Charleston International Airport joined JetBlue Airways today in celebrating the addition of two new, non-stop flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
“We all know that takeoff and landing slots at Washington Reagan are precious resources and JetBlue’s new flights make a bold statement about their belief in our community. This is a strong vote of confidence in the partnership that has been forged between the people of the Charleston area and their company,” the Honorable Lawrence E. Richter Jr., vice chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, told guests and the news media today.
With nearly 3 million passengers in 2013 and a terminal redevelopment project underway, Charleston International has reaped the rewards of a growing business and leisure travel industry.
“This is an exciting time for the Lowcountry and for the airport. We’re expanding and transforming the airport, and we are thrilled to have this new service by JetBlue,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., director of airports.
|CHS – DCA
||DCA – CHS
|7:25 a.m. – 8:52 a.m.
||1:06 p.m. – 2:42 p.m.
|3:20 p.m. – 4:29 p.m.
||6:30 p.m. – 8:06 p.m.
With the addition of JetBlue’s two flights from Charleston to Washington, D.C., travelers now has access to 14 cities and 18 airports across the nation. Daily there are 132 arriving and departing flights at Charleston International.
“JetBlue’s first flight from Reagan National was only four years ago, but since then, with our award-winning customer service, we have quickly grown to offer customers 24 daily flights, including the only nonstop to San Juan, Puerto Rico. By the end of this year we will have up to 30 daily nonstop flights,” said Rob Land, JetBlue’s senior vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel. “Reagan National Airport, traditionally known as a high fare airport, has greatly benefited from the JetBlue effect, as our new service has resulted in a significant reduction in fares in the markets we serve and substantial increase in travelers.”
The new routes and increased frequency follow the U.S. Department of Justice allocation of 12 slot pairs to JetBlue Airways due to American Airlines and US Airways merger.
Read JetBlue's news release