begin daily direct service between Buffalo, N.Y.,and
Los Angeles in June.
The route is the
third new transcontinental service unveiled by JetBlue in the past week. The Buffalo route will also be the lone nonstop flight offered by any
airline between upstate New York and California, according to JetBlue.
“The addition of this flight will not only dramatically increase
travel options for Buffalonians, it will also bring even more Canadian
travelers through the Buffalo Niagara International Airport,” said New York
Sen. Chuck Schumer, who joined JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes Monday at the Buffalo
airport to announce the new route. “Western New York residents will have access
to new, low-cost carrier flying in and out of their local airport. Buffalo will
become a ‘welcome mat’ for visitors from LA and travelers from Canada who will
enjoy our top-notch restaurants, hotels and other tourist attractions during
The Buffalo-Los Angeles flights will commence on June 16, the same
day that JetBlue will begin service between Fort Lauderdale and San Diego. JetBlue announced the Fort Lauderdale-San Diego route on Jan. 26,
the same day that it announced the May 12 launch of Boston-Salt Lake City service.
No carrier currently flies from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale.
JetBlue will compete with Delta on the Boston-Salt Lake City route.