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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

By Michael Bolden  |  March 31, 2010; 10:16 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Airports  | Tags: Reagan National  
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Comments

HOORAY!

Seriously. I love jetBlue, and it's my airline of choice (frequent traveling to NY and Boston), but we live in Arlington now and getting out to IAD is a pain.

Posted by: EtoilePB | March 31, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

C'mon nonstop Puerto Rico, c'mon!

Posted by: 123cartoon | March 31, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Would love for JetBlue to add the direct flight to Las Vegas that they use to have out of IAD.

Posted by: spinstercity | March 31, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I agree with spinstercity. I used to take JetBlue monthly to vegas because of the non-stop. I stopped flying JetBlue when they took the non-stop off the routes. I would love to start flying with them again.

Posted by: Diamonds0619 | March 31, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Any flights beyond DCA's 1250 mile perimeter restriction have to have an exception, so I don't see Jet Blue flying DCA-LAS unless they can get an exception. LAS is about 2089 miles from DCA. LAS has a perimeter restriction, but it is owned by US Airways.

Posted by: nor44 | March 31, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Any flights beyond DCA's 1250 mile perimeter restriction have to have an exception, so I don't see Jet Blue flying DCA-LAS unless they can get an exception. LAS is about 2089 miles from DCA. LAS has a perimeter restriction exception, but it is owned by US Airways.

Corrected to add "exception" to post.

Posted by: nor44 | March 31, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Will they fly to MIA? No other options except for AA out of DCA to MIA. AA can be expensive!

Posted by: wpjunk | March 31, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Not likely MIA since JetBlue doesn't currently fly there at all. But both Ft Lauderdale and Orlando are likely. And probably a few to JFK and/or BOS. Puerto Rico's also outside the perimeter rule; otherwise somebody like AA would already fly from DCA to San Juan.

Posted by: Chris737 | March 31, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I love how the article specifically states "East Coast cities" and then somebody who just wants to shout goes, "Vegas! Baby, yeah!". Really, that dumb, eh?

As for me, I hope one of the cities is Boston as fares right now into/out of National to Logan are ridiculous; but sometimes you can get $150 into out of BWI.

Posted by: StumptownChris | March 31, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

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