like to make entry into the largest airport in the world, beginning in September
In a June 30
letter to Roosevelt Council, interim general manager of Atlanta
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, JetBlue said that it wants begin Atlanta service with 16 daily flights. Such a move, however,
is contingent upon Hartsfield-Jackson providing JetBlue with two gates at the
airport, wrote Dave Clark, the carrier’s vice president of network planning.
believe that the Atlanta air market is currently overpriced and suffering from
insufficient competition,” Clark wrote of the Delta hub. “For example, during
2015 customers traveling between Atlanta and metro New York paid fares 25%
higher than JetBlue customers paid to fly nonstop between metro New York and
that high fares are also common between Atlanta and Boston, where JetBlue is
the largest carrier.
In an email to Travel Weekly,
Hartsfield-Jackson spokesperson Reese McCranie said the airport is always
looking to expand service to its customers.
“Our ongoing discussion with JetBlue underscores
our commitment to attracting new carriers to Atlanta and increasing
competition,” he wrote.