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JetBlue Officially Announces Albany Plans

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JetBlue Officially Announces Albany Plans

JetBlue Officially Announces Albany Plans
April 06
15:48 2015

MIAMI — JetBlue will begin flights to Albany, New York, on December 10, 2015. It will operate two daily roundtrip flights — one to Fort Lauderdale and one to Orlando — with a Airbus A320.

Last May, JetBlue originally announced plans to begin flying to the state capital, but at the time, initial dates and routes had not been determined.

Now that JetBlue has announced the dates and routes, Albany, the only major upstate metro city without JetBlue service, is able to breathe a huge sigh of relief, as it has been pushing the airline to serve the airport for many years.

“JetBlue began with a flight from New York to Florida more than fifteen years ago, and all these years later we’re still expanding service between the Empire State and the Sunshine State,” said Robin Hayes, CEO and President, JetBlue. “By connecting Albany to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Orlando, we are reaffirming our commitment as New York’s Hometown Airline to provide the best experience in the air to customers in these two states — just as we have from the start.”

“For more than 15 years now I have worked with JetBlue to bring their service all around the state; first to Buffalo, and then to Syracuse and Rochester, each time with great success. Now, it’s Albany’s turn. I am thrilled to announce that JetBlue is ready for take-off in Albany. This is game-changing news for Albany International and for Capital Region residents who will now have a new option flying in and out of their local airport just in time for the holidays,” said New York State Senator Charles Schumer. “This should increase competition at the airport, increase options for local travelers, and drive down prices for the average flyer. What’s more, it will keep more residents in the area flying out of Albany, instead of traveling out-of-state for cheaper flights. It’s a win across the board that will reap benefits for Albany International, Capital Region residents, and the region’s tourism industry for years to come.”

“JetBlue’s decision to initiate service at Albany International Airport will offer Capital Region business and leisure travelers convenient and competitive new options to our most popular destinations,” said Rev. Kenneth Doyle Chairman of the Albany County Airport Authority. “We are most grateful to JetBlue and Senator Charles Schumer for their collective commitment to strengthen air service throughout New York State.”

JetBlue’s Schedule From Albany as of December 10, 2015:

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ALB - FLL                FLL - ALB
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12:50 p.m. - 4:06 p.m.   9:14 a.m. - 12:07 p.m.
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ALB - MCO                MCO - ALB
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4:45 p.m. -7:54 p.m.     1:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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JetBlue will go head to head with Southwest Airlines on both routes. Although, Southwest’s flight to Fort Lauderdale is seasonal.

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