JetBlue’s Newest Addition, Medellin, Colombia, is Now Out for Sale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced its new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (MDE) in Medellin is out for sale today in the United States. Medellin will be JetBlue’s 79(th) BlueCity and third Colombian destination (a). Sale fares for U.S.-originating flights are available today at www.jetblue.com/new for as low as $79 one way from Fort Lauderdale to Medellin for travel between June 13 and July 31, 2013 (b).
“JetBlue’s low fares and award-winning service have worked very well between Florida and Colombia,” said John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue Airways. “With Medellin, our third Colombian city, we are certain we’ll continue this trend and increase travel between both destinations, whether visiting friends and relatives or visiting the beautiful city of Medellin. Medellin has long been a highly developed city, hosting some of the most important businesses and events in the region. This flight will contribute to the constant business growth between the city and South Florida.”
JetBlue’s schedule between Fort Lauderdale and Medellin:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Medellin (MDE) to Fort Medellin (MDE): Lauderdale (FLL): ------------------------ ---------------------- Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive ------------------------ --------------- 4:45 p.m. - 7:04 p.m. 7:05 a.m. - 11:29 a.m. --------------------- ---------------------- - Flights operate daily effective June 13, 2013 (a) - - All times local - -------------------
In addition to JetBlue’s nonstop service to South Florida, Medellin customers will be able to conveniently connect onwards from Fort Lauderdale to other destinations in the United States and the Caribbean including: Austin, Texas; Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; New York (JFK and LaGuardia); Newark, NJ; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Washington, DC.
Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue’s route network. Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, will be JetBlue’s 79(th) destination and its third destination in the South American country. JetBlue also offers nonstop service between Bogota and both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida as well as nonstop service between Cartagena and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
JetBlue’s flights to Medellin will be operated with its comfortable Airbus A320 fleet and award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free (c); complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach (d).
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline(TM) with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles (Long Beach), San Juan and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free inflight entertainment as much as its low fares JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space 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 75 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to launch service to Charleston, S.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Philadelphia, PA in 2013. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call 1-800-538-2583 (TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530) or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) Subject to receipt of government operating authority.
(b) Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by January 10, 2013 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Medellin, Colombia (MDE) June 13, 2013 through July 31, 2013. 14-day advance purchase required. Purchase is available only for travel originating in Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL); flight operation subject to receipt of government operating authority; fare will be higher for round-trip return segments from Medellin, Colombia (MDE) due to higher government taxes/fees. Fare is subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight’s scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines apply). Fare does not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. $20 fee per person applies to fares (not Award flights) purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $100 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply.
(c) Free first bag subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines.
(d) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways