JetBlue adds Long Beach route, more flights, improved schedule

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) is increasing the number of destinations and flights at its Southern California focus city, the port of Long Beach, the airline said.

The growth is made possible due to the recent award of three new slots as well as increased utilization of JetBlue´s existing slots. JetBlue will now serve a dozen destinations nonstop from Long Beach.

New nonstop service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) will begin August 15, 2016. Reno becomes the twelfth city served nonstop at Long Beach.

JetBlue will also add additional daily flights on several existing routes between Long Beach and the Bay Area to meet growing customer demand. One additional daily flight will be added to JetBlue´s schedule between Long Beach and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting August 15, 2016 and between Long Beach and Oakland International Airport (OAK) starting August 16, 2016. JetBlue will now operate up to four daily roundtrips on both routes.

JetBlue will also add an additional daily flight between Long Beach and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas starting August 15, 2016.

JetBlue is also adjusting flight times between Long Beach and the state capital´s Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to provide even more convenience to customers traveling between the two cities and making it easy to make day trips in both directions. The new flight schedule begins September 7, 2016.

JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airlineâ„¢, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 96 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights.