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JetBlue to Take Off from PVD

Today JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New England’s carrier of choice, brightened the day in Rhode Island with the announcement of service to the Sunshine State from the 75th destination in its growing route network: the capital city of Providence.  Governor Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Airport Corporation Board Chair Dr. Kathleen Hittner, and top leaders of government, the business community and travel and tourism officials joined JetBlue’s President and CEO Dave Barger at a press event on the steps of the state capitol this morning to reveal JetBlue’s intent to serve T.F. Green International Airport (PVD), with twice daily nonstop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and one daily flight to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Florida beginning Thursday, November 29, 2012.

To commemorate the addition of BlueCity no. 75, today through Wed., Aug. 1 customers can book flights between Providence and Orlando or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood for as low as $75 one way at www.jetblue.com/new (a).  The special fares are available for travel between Nov. 29 and Dec. 12, 2012.

“Over the last decade, customers across New England have selected JetBlue as their go-to travel partner, opting for our award-winning service and unbeatable product offerings over others at airports like Boston, Burlington, Hartford and Portland,” said Mr. Barger.  “With our new nonstop service to Florida from Providence, we are providing even more options for an easy-access airport to the places our customers want to go, and we believe this added convenience will introduce and foster even more loyal fans of JetBlue throughout the Ocean State.”

“I am proud to welcome JetBlue Airways to Rhode Island,” Governor Lincoln Chafee said. “The addition of JetBlue will have positive effects throughout the state: T.F. Green customers will have more flight options, the airport will enjoy the addition of new air service and jobs, and Rhode Island will continue to build its reputation as a great place to do business. JetBlue service makes T.F. Green Airport, in the heart of Warwick’s growing transportation hub and regional connectivity, an even more appealing option for the traveling public.”

 “I want to particularly thank JetBlue CEO Dave Barger,” Governor Chafee continued. “Since I visited him at his office in New York in August of last year, we have maintained good communication in working to bring JetBlue to Rhode Island. This announcement is happening in large part thanks to Dave and his fantastic team.”

The airline and guests were treated to a warm Rhode Island welcome with a performance by Grammy Award-winning Rhode Island band Roomful of Blues, cups of Del’s frozen blueberry lemonade, and a custom JetBlue cake handcrafted by Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts staff as mascots of RI sports teams greeted guests. With a nod to the local community, JetBlue’s uniformed crewmembers, all Rhode Island natives, lined the State House steps during the announcement. 

“We are pleased to welcome JetBlue to our community and know that they will be an excellent addition to the services offered at T.F. Green,” said City of Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian. “With today’s economy, it’s particularly important that travelers have the affordable options and good customer service that JetBlue offers its customers. We look forward to JetBlue’s success here in Warwick.”

”This day has been a long time in the making as our staff has had countless meetings courting the airline over the years,” stated Dr. Kathleen Hittner, Rhode Island Airport Corporation Board Chair.  “We are proud to welcome JetBlue to the existing family of air carriers currently serving T.F. Green Airport. JetBlue is a strong and respected brand in the aviation industry and we look forward to working together to establish and grow its presence and in the Rhode Island market.”

JetBlue’s schedule between Providence and Orlando: 

PVD to MCO:

MCO to PVD:

Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

8:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

3:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

11:55 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.

6:55 p.m. – 9:35 p.m.

- Flights operate year round beginning Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012 –

Customers traveling between Providence and Orlando can conveniently connect onwards to three other cities in JetBlue’s route network: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; or Nassau, The Bahamas.

JetBlue’s schedule between Providence and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood: 

PVD to FLL:

FLL to PVD:

Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

4:15 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.

12:35 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

- Flights operate year round beginning Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012 –

JetBlue offers service from six additional New England airports, including: Burlington, Vt.; Hartford, Conn.; Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Mass.; Portland, Maine; and Boston, where JetBlue is the largest carrier and serves 45 nonstop destinations. 

Airfare on value airline JetBlue comes with many premium offerings, including a first checked bag free (b), assigned leather seating with legroom to spare, and more than 140 channels of complimentary live television and radio on personal seatback screens (c). The airline, well-known for its superior and personable customer service, also offers a free and unlimited assortment of name brand snacks and drinks for the ride.

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About JetBlue Airways        
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Juan and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch)  as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 71 cities with 800 daily flights and plans to launch service to Cartagena, Colombia; Samaná, Dominican Republic; and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands this November, subject to receipt of government approval. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800-538-2583 (TTY/TDD +1 800-336-5530) from the USA, or visit www.jetblue.com.

(a) Fares include government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 8/1/12 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights betweenProvidence, RI (PVD) and Orlando, FL (MCO); and Providence, RI (PVD) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) between 11/29/12 and 12/12/12.  Fares are subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable.  Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight’s scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made.  First checked bag is free (weight and size limits apply).  Fares do not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately.  To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here.  $20 fee per person applies to fares (not Award flights) purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office.  Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $100 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment.  Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year.  Proper documentation required for boarding.  Other restrictions apply.

b)  Weight and size limits apply.  Bag fee may apply to itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines. 

(c)  Live satellite TV and radio programming is not available on flights outside the continental U.S.