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JetBlue Begins the Only International Service from Westchester County Airport to Nassau, Bahamas

November 15, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today is pleased to announce the launch of the only international flight out of Westchester County Airport (HPN) with daily nonstop service to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS), offering customers just north of New York City the perfect escape from the cold this winter.

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To kick off a week-long celebration of new service announcements, today JetBlue Getaways will be giving away five four-day, three-night vacation packages for two including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations to Nassau, Bahamas (a). Customers can visit jetblue.com/instantwin to receive a virtual scratch off card for their chance to win. Tomorrow through Saturday, customers can also enter for a chance to win one of five vacation packages each day to La Romana, Dominican Republic as well as Liberia, Costa Rica, St. Thomas and St. Croix, respectively. Everyone who enters to win will also receive a $50 discount code off a future JetBlue Getaways vacation package.

“Nassau has been a great destination for JetBlue and we’re excited to provide service that will make it much easier for people in Westchester County and Connecticut to reach the Caribbean,” said JetBlue Director Schedule Planning Dave Clark. “A lot of our JFK customers live in Westchester County and Connecticut and would prefer to fly from their community airport, so we are providing what they asked for, nonstop service to a fantastic Caribbean destination from the airport right in their community.” [Full video interview at http://blog.jetblue.com/?p=18305].

“JetBlue has been a great asset to our airport and to Westchester County residents, with its schedule of prime destinations. This latest flight to Nassau enhances that,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “I also want the residents of the Bahamas to know that Westchester County is a great place for them to visit.”

“This addition of nonstop service from Westchester to Nassau represents the continuing growth of a most successful partnership between The Bahamas and JetBlue,” said the Minister of Tourism & Aviation Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. “We believe that success is owed largely to the wonderful match between JetBlue customers and Bahamas vacationers and we will continue to look for other such opportunities to enable travelers to enjoy the culture, cuisine and the world’s clearest waters of The Bahamas.”

JetBlue’s schedule between White Plains and Nassau:

                                        Nassau (NAS) to
    White Plains (HPN) to               White Plains
     Nassau (NAS):                      (HPN):
    Depart - Arrive                    Depart - Arrive
    8:10 a.m. - 11:10                   12:05 p.m. - 2:55
     a.m..                              p.m.
       - Flights will operate daily -
             - All times local -

JetBlue also offers multiple daily departures to Nassau for New York metro area customers from John F. Kennedy International.

JetBlue is New York’s hometown airline and the only company to co-brand the I Love New York logo. The airline offers convenient service out of five airports in the Big Apple area including Westchester County, Stewart International, LaGuardia, Newark International and its home base at John F. Kennedy International.

JetBlue’s flights between White Plains and Nassau will be operated with its Embraer 190 fleet and award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free (b); complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; free first-run movies on seatback televisions; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach (c).

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, offering the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 66 cities with 650 daily flights and later this year plans to introduce service to St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as La Romana, Dominican Republic and Liberia, Costa Rica. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.

(a) NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF MONEY NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. Odds of winning per Daily Entry Period: 1:40,000. Total ARV of all Instant Win Prizes: $39,000. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends November 19, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM EST. See Official Rules for complete details and entry instructions. Sponsor: JetBlue Airways, 118-29 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375. http://www.jetblue.com/instantwin

(b) Baggage weight and size limits apply.

(c) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.

SOURCE JetBlue Airways

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