JetBlue plans flights between Buffalo, Los Angeles

As New York´s Hometown Airlineâ„¢, JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) said it is expanding its presence between the Empire State and California by launching daily non-stop service between Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The announcement was made today at the airport in Buffalo by JetBlue President and CEO Robin Hayes and US Senator Chuck Schumer of New York.

The new service begins Thursday, June 16, 2016 and will operate year-round. Seats are on sale beginning today with introductory fares starting at USD99.

JetBlue´s announcement comes as the airline prepares to mark the 16th anniversary of its first flight which departed from Buffalo. JetBlue serves nine markets in California nonstop from New York, three times more than any other airline from the Empire State and when the new Buffalo-Los Angeles route takes off JetBlue will operate three dozen unique transcontinental routes. It will also be the only airline to operate a nonstop flight between upstate New York and California, bringing added convenience and value to customers in both regions.

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 95 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights.