JetBlue to Launch Fort Lauderdale-New Orleans Route, Increase Service to Bahamas

By Jesse Sokolow on 9 March 2016
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IMGP4661JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to increase its presence at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with new service to New Orleans this fall, as well as extra flights to Nassau in the Bahamas. The carrier will announce additional new routes Fort Lauderdale later this year, and JetBlue says that it will eventually operate 140 daily flights in the near future from the Florida city.

The airline will begin flying to New Orleans on September 29, with flights departing daily from Fort Lauderdale at 7:10 a.m. and arriving at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 8:05 a.m. From New Orleans, flights will then depart at 8:48 a.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 11:33 a.m.

The carrier will operate the new service using Airbus A320 aircraft, equipped with 42 seats in Even More Space, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 108 seats in coach.  Premium economy lite-seats are 17.8” wide, and have a pitch of 38” to 39”.

JetBlue will also be increasing the frequency of its Fort Lauderdale-Nassau route, with the addition of two extra daily flights on August 1. With the additional flights, the carrier will offer five daily flights between the Fort Lauderdale and Lynden Pindling International Airport.

JetBlue will operate the flights using Embraer E190 planes, outfitted with 16 seats in Even More Space, and 84 seats in economy. Seats in Even More Space are 18.25” wide, and have a pitch of 39”.

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