Jet Blue coming to National Airport
JetBlue plans to launch service at Reagan National Airport in November. The airline, based in Forest Hills, N.Y., said Wednesday it will initially offer at least eight daily departures from Reagan to East Coast cities.
The carrier already operates at Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport. In addition to the eight daily departures, JetBlue has also asked the Department of Transportation for approval to get slots from US Airways that would give JetBlue five more takeoff and landing slots at Reagan.
The news comes as American Airlines plans to add 23 more flights to and from seven new destinations out of New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports by the end of the year. American is partnering with JetBlue to offer their passengers connections to American's international flights in and out of New York and Boston.
American intends to transfer eight slot pairs at Ronald Reagan National Airport and one slot pair at Westchester Airport in White Plains, N.Y., to JetBlue. JetBlue intends to transfer 12 slot pairs at JFK to American. A slot is an interval of time during which an airline can takeoff or land its aircraft at an airport.
-- Associated Press
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