MIAMI — JetBlue Airways is expanding at Washington Reagan National (DCA). It will offer new service to Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; and Nassau, Bahamas from the airport. The new additions are thanks to the DOJ merger settlement requiring American and US Airways to give up slots at the airport.
Earlier this year, JetBlue won twelve slots, all of which made the new routes possible. Starting June 19, the airline will offer two non-stop flights to Charleston and Hartford from DCA, and it will offer one daily round-trip flight to Nassau. On July 2, it will add a second flight to Tampa.
The carrier will be competing with American/US Airways on all three new routes.
Currently, the airline flies from DCA to Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, San Juan, and Tampa. It plans to offer thirty daily departures from Reagan by the end of the year.
The airline says it is planning to add new destinations from Reagan later this year. Stay tuned…