JetBlue Airways, the discount airline flying daily nonstop round-trip flights between San Diego and New York, plans to expand its transcontinental service to Lindbergh Field with daily, nonstop routes to and from Washington Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., beginning May 3.
The New York-based, publicly traded airline offers nonstop service from Washington Dulles to Oakland, Long Beach, Sacramento and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JetBlue, which made its maiden flight from New York City to San Diego in June 2003, also announced plans to resume its third daily, nonstop flight between Lindbergh Field and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 3. The third New York City flight was originally introduced in the fall of 2003, following two initiated within weeks of each other that summer. But the third flight was discontinued roughly a year later.
As it did when it inaugurated service from San Diego to New York, JetBlue is offering a cut-rate fare between Washington Dulles and Lindbergh Field starting at $85 each way by booking on its Web site, www.jetblue.com, or by calling 1-800-JETBLUE. To take advantage of the sale fares, customers must purchase their tickets no later than Feb. 4. Reservations need to be made at least five days in advance of travel dates. The cutoff date for the offer is May 25. The airline’s regular fares on the route will range from $124 to $299 each way by booking on its Web site or by calling its toll-free number.
Traded on Nasdaq as JBLU, the company’s stock sold for $20.59 a share at the close of the market on Jan. 19, down $1.02 from the market closing price the day before. In the last 52 weeks, shares have ranged between a high $31 each and a low of $19.87.