JetBlue Airways, Puerto Rico’s largest carrier, launched Thursday its new nonstop “capital-to-capital” service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
To mark the launch, JetBlue flights to the U.S. capital are on sale for as low as $99 each way through today for travel between Sept. 6 and Nov. 9, 2012.
In May JetBlue was granted a pair of beyond-perimeter slot exemptions from the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch this new long-distance flight. JetBlue’s flights are the only nonstop service between D.C.’s downtown airport and San Juan.
This route is JetBlue’s 14th destination from San Juan and will operate from JetBlue’s new ‘home’ in Terminal A at LMM.
“Today’s new flight represents JetBlue’s continued growth at National Airport, having grown from an initial nine flights in 2010, to our 18 daily non-stop, low fare departures today,” said Rob Land, senior vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel at JetBlue.
“It was gratifying to see the overwhelming community support that made this flight happen and this support represents exactly what JetBlue is about: listening to our customers,” Land said.
JetBlue’s schedule shows flights departing Washington at 8:51 a.m. and arriving in San Juan at 12:35 p.m. The flight out of San Juan leaves at 5:55 p.m., arriving Washington D.C. at 9:44 p.m.