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December 07, 2011

JetBlue to launch service at DFW Airport in May with flights to Boston

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Low-cost carrier JetBlue announced on Wednesday that it will launch service at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in May.

The New York-based airline said it will fly three daily round-trip flights between DFW and Boston, using a 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft, with the first flight on May 1. Tickets will go on sale on Dec. 13.

"We're excited to bring our Boston customers what they've been asking for - more options for their business and leisure travel to Dallas/Fort Worth," said JetBlue vice president of sales and revenue management Dennis Corrigan.

The new service comes as DFW's largest carrier, American Airlines, has entered bankruptcy. American has 85 percent of the flights out of DFW.

Several new carriers have started serving North Texas passengers in the past year. Virgin America, Qantas Airways and Spirit Airlines added flights to DFW in 2011 and Emirates Airlines plans to launch a nonstop flight to Dubai from DFW in February.

"We are pleased to welcome an innovative and respected carrier such as JetBlue, and we are confident DFW travelers will enjoy the great service, flight options and low fares that JetBlue provides," said DFW Airport chief executive Jeff Fegan.

-Andrea Ahles

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MNJ

That's great news. Jetblue is the best.

John R De Lude

It's now time (and long overdue) for other airlines to offer service to & from DFW. Possibly Southwest Airlines will also stage an attempt to set up service to & from DFW as well, since American Airlines violated prior agreements several years ago by establishing flights to 7 From Love Field in DIRECT VIOLATION of the Wright Amendment. It might not sound very nice, but the vultures are in the air, waiting to pick the bones of AMR and all of it's subsidiary entities.

janey

Since AirTran abruptly ended service, JetBlue can finally come in. Nice! Maybe more flights to the west coast....eventually. Until then, it's Virgin America. If you can manage to book a ticket... silly new reservation system!

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