JetBlue and American Airlines Add More Flights in New York and Boston
JetBlue and American Airlines today announced they areadding of a wide variety of new nonstop destinations set to take off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in 2023.
The Northeast Alliance between the two airlines is under scrutiny from the government, but the carriers are pushing ahead for now. JetBlue and American announced the alliance in 2020 and introduced reciprocal benefits soon after.
Next year, the NEA will fly nearly 300 daily departures from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and will serve 49 of the top 50 global markets. Across New York’s three major airports, the NEA will fly more than 500 daily departures in 2023, as well as nearly 200 daily departures in Boston.
“The Northeast Alliance is bringing more of JetBlue’s low fares and great service to more customers,” said Dave Fintzen, vice president, Northeast Alliance, JetBlue. “As we continue to enhance the Northeast Alliance and link more destinations with new nonstop choices, customers finally have a compelling alternative to the carriers that have dominated the market for too long.”
So far, the NEA has resulted in approximately 50 new routes out of JFK, LGA, BOS and EWR; increased frequencies on more than 130 existing routes; 90 nonstop routes with increased capacity; and 17 new international routes launched.
JetBlue’s New Flying
In spring 2023, JetBlue will introduce nonstop flying between LaGuardia and:
- Atlanta (ATL) – 4x daily
- Bermuda (BDA) – Once daily, summer seasonal (a)
- Hyannis, Mass. (HYA) – Once daily, summer seasonal
- Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) – Once daily (a)
In summer 2023, JetBlue will expand its premium Mint® flying with Saturday service between Newark and Aruba (AUA). The airline will also reintroduce flying between Newark and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) with once daily summer seasonal service.
In New England, JetBlue plans to expand the airline’s service in Canada with daily summer seasonal service between Boston and Vancouver, B.C. (YVR). New Vancouver flying will complement JetBlue’s service between New York-JFK and Vancouver, which first launched earlier this year also as part of growth related to the NEA.
All new JetBlue routes will go on sale in January 2023 and all new American routes go on sale this weekend.
JetBlue also announced a big revamp for its TrueBlue program for next year. You can see all the details of the new program here.
American’s New Flying
American is also adding six new destinations from New York with nonstop flights between LaGuardia and:
- Birmingham, Ala. (BHM) – Once daily
- Buffalo, N.Y. (BUF) – 3x daily
- Greenville, S.C. (GSP) – 2x daily
- Columbia, S.C. (CAE) – Once daily
- Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR) – Once daily
- Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS) – Once daily
Also in New York, American will expand its summer seasonal flying between LaGuardia and Asheville, N.C, to year-round service. American will also add an additional frequency between Boston Logan International Airport and Louisville, Kentucky (SDF).