MIAMI — JetBlue has announced today the launch of a new transcontinental route, with a new daily service from Orlando to Los Angeles, starting on January 5, 2017.
According to the airline, the new route will further grow JetBlue’s presence in Orlando, from which it serves over two dozen destinations, with flights to Aguadilla, Albany, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Bogotá, Buffalo, Cancun, Hartford, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Nassau, New York (JFK and LaGuardia), Newark, Newburgh, Ponce, Providence, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Jose (Costa Rica), San Juan, Santo Domingo, Syracuse, Washington DCA, White Plains and Worcester.
To date, JetBlue ranks among the top three carriers serving the Orlando International Airport, with more than 4.5 million passengers in 2016.
Flights, operated by an Airbus a320, will leave Orlando at 19:05, arriving to Los Angeles at 21:09. Return flight departs from Los Angeles at 22:30, and arrived to Orlando at 06:05, all local times.
JetBlue is now poised to compete for a market share in a route led by Delta Air Lines, which currently offers 19 flights per week.
“This is a big win for our Florida and California customers who are eager to have more choices when traveling cross country,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “The Sunshine State and the Golden State have been so important to JetBlue’s growth and success, which is why we are so pleased to continue to deliver on our plan to expand on both coasts.”