JetBlue will launch 30 new domestic routes between July 23
and Oct. 1 as the airline gears its network more toward leisure markets, where
air travel is showing some recovery.
Notably, JetBlue is expanding in Newark, adding nine of the
30 new routes at the New Jersey airport. For the first time, JetBlue will offer
its business class Mint product out of Newark. That service will be available
multiple times per day on flights from Newark to Los Angeles and San Francisco,
beginning July 23.
JetBlue also will fly from Newark to Charleston, S.C.;
Austin, Texas; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Diego; Jacksonville, Fla.; and
Overall, 14 of the new routes will touch one of the three
New York metro airports. From JFK, JetBlue will launch service to Dallas/Fort
Worth, Detroit, Minneapolis and St. Thomas. From LaGuardia, the airline will fly
to Fort Myers and Tampa.
On Aug. 6, JetBlue will launch five new routes from
Philadelphia, flying to Florida destinations Orlando, Palm Beach, Fort Myers and
Tampa, plus San Juan.
“Like the rest of the JetBlue network, these new routes will
be regularly evaluated,” the carrier said. “The airline will remain flexible,
allowing market demand to determine how long a particular route continues to
JetBlue also announced Thursday that in early July it will
resume operations at nine airports that it temporarily exited due to the
pandemic -- Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston Bush, Minneapolis,
Philadelphia, Providence, Portland, Ore., and Ponce and Aguadilla in Puerto