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JetBlue Lands in Cleveland

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JetBlue Lands in Cleveland

JetBlue Lands in Cleveland
April 30
09:09 2015

MIAMI — Thursday morning, the inaugural JetBlue Airways flight from Boston Logan arrived at Cleveland Hopkins just before 9 AM EDT. Cleveland is JetBlue’s 88th BlueCity and the 55th nonstop destination from Boston.

One year ago, United made its first round of cuts to its Cleveland operations as part of the three phases it planned out to ultimately de-hub the airport.

“We see a bright future with great opportunities in Cleveland. We originally announced one route, Boston to Cleveland, but immediately noticed demand was so strong for JetBlue by Northeast Ohio travelers that we shortly after decided to add a Fort Lauderdale to Cleveland flight. Clevelanders will now have nonstop access to two of America’s most exciting cities, but can also easily travel beyond to the Caribbean via Fort Lauderdale or to destinations around the globe with partners like Emirates through Boston,” said Dave Clark, vice president, network planning, JetBlue.

“JetBlue is further establishing Cleveland Hopkins International Airport as the preferred low cost option for travelers in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio,” said Airport Director Ricky Smith. “We thank JetBlue for choosing Cleveland. Our customers have been asking for JetBlue, with their reputation for outstanding service to come to Cleveland, and we’re excited to finally have them.”

JetBlue announced plans to launch flights between Boston and Cleveland in December 2014, and shortly after, it announced that it would commence flights between Ft. Lauderdale and Cleveland. Meanwhile, United responded quickly by cutting fares some and increasing the number of daily flights between Cleveland and Boston from four to five.

JetBlue is going to have to go head-to-head with Spirit (who started flying to Cleveland in January) on the Cleveland and Ft. Lauderdale route. Frontier is operating the route until the end of May.

 

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