JetBlue Plans Return to Atlanta in 2017
JetBlue Airways, which has not operated out of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in over a decade, would like to recommence operations there next year.
The New York-based carrier requested two gates from which it could operate 16 daily flights in a letter to the airport’s interim general manager Roosevelt Council last week.
The news was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
JetBlue is targeting “higher end business and leisure travelers” for flights starting in September 2017, the airline said.
“We believe that the Atlanta air market is currently overpriced and suffering from insufficient competition,” said Dave Clark, the airline’s vice president for network planning, in the letter. “We look forward to continuing the on-going dialogue and hope to come to an agreement soon for two preferential gates that are suitable for both JetBlue and the airport and enable a September 2017 commencement of JetBlue service.”
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