JetBlue A321. | Photo: Airways Magazine File

LONDON – JetBlue has made a significant expansion announcement out of Boston Logan International Airport.

This is part of the next phase of growth from the airport as it advances towards the goal of 200 daily departures from Logan over the next few years.

“JetBlue started building up our Boston operation from the moment we arrived more than fifteen years ago, and long before any other airline recognized the needs of New England’s travelers,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, JetBlue.

“The growth set for this year underscores our ongoing commitment to growth in Boston and introducing our award winning service to even more travelers in the years ahead.”

To start with, the carrier will expand on its daily flights to and from the following destinations:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Charleston International Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  • Nashville International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Orlando International Airport
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

The routes above that are experiencing the upgrades will no doubt be because of the aircraft JetBlue have pending on delivery.

For example, Airbus A321neos will begin to enter the fleet later this year, with will bring “another wave of cabin and comfort improvements along with additional range capabilities” for the airline.

On top of this, Airbus A220s are on the way to the carrier to replace the ageing Embraer E190 fleet.

Within this expansion, the main focus seems to be on the two main North-Eastern corridors, being Washington and New York.

The carrier will be adding up to four additional daily flights between Logan and Reagan National Airport, adjusting the schedule to offer near hourly weekday services from 0600L until 2130L.

This is aimed at meeting the growing demand for travel between the two cities, with flights being phased in this summer and new flights on sale this weekend.

On the New York front, the airline will also introduce near-hourly weekday services between Logan and the Metro area for each of the three major airports of LaGuardia, JFK and Newark.

These services will occur between 0530L and 2200L again to accommodate for demand.

Boston has remained on the radar for JetBlue in terms of expansion for many years now, with new routes being generated out of that airporto n a significant basis.

As it continues to dominate the North-East corner, it will be interesting to see where else the carrier wants to take it, especially with new aircraft on the way.