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JetBlue launches Fort Lauderdale service, announces another new route

JetBlue Airways will add a third daily flight between Charleston and Washington’s Reagan National Airport starting May 4. The news comes on the heels of today’s launch of nonstop daily service to Fort Lauderdale and an earlier announcement that JetBlue would in April 2016 add a second Boston route from CHS.
jetblue-airways-logo-500x189-1.jpg“JetBlue is adding to the excitement at Charleston International Airport. We are committed to growing service with our existing carriers and the new service offered by JetBlue will be welcomed by Charleston travelers,” said Paul Campbell, executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
JetBlue serves Washington Reagan, New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Boston’s Logan International and now Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with six daily arrivals and six daily departures. The second Boston route and the third D.C. route will be the seventh and eighth routes. The launch today of JetBlue’s service to Fort Lauderdale gives travelers access to the airline’s gateway to the Caribbean and Central America.
Billy Swails, chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, said “we are on pace for a fourth consecutive year of growth and another record year of enplanements at Charleston International Airport.  And with additional service already announced for 2016, it looks like the forecasted 2015 enplanement record at CHS may be short-lived.“
Dan Blumenstock, chairman of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, welcomed the JetBlue announcement by saying “the mid-Atlantic region in general, and Washington in particular, is a clearly a priority target market for the hospitality industry. This clearly represents opportunity for us. ”
Depart CHS   9:32 a.m. Arrive DCA 11 a.m.
Depart CHS   2:45 p.m. Arrive DCA   4:14 p.m.
Depart CHS   7:25 p.m. Arrive DCA   8:59 p.m.
Depart DCA   7:20 a.m. Arrive CHS   8:49 a.m.
Depart DCA   12:35 p.m. Arrive CHS   2:07 p.m.
Depart DCA    5:54 p.m. Arrive CHS   7:33 p.m.
“JetBlue proves once again its commitment of partnership with our community. Consistently recognized for excellence by JD Power and Associates as well as ‘Forbes’ magazine, JetBlue is a natural fit for the quality that Charleston and her visitors demand,” said Helen T. Hill, chief executive officer of the Charleston Area CVB. “They serve three of our top markets and launched a fourth today. It’s an exciting time for us. ”
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