The sky over the Charleston area will be blue regardless of weather beginning February 28, 2013, when JetBlue begins daily nonstop air service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport to Charleston International Airport.
“There are great similarities between Boston and Charleston,” says City of Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. “Thanks to JetBlue’s new service, our residents will have the wonderful opportunity to discover another colonial port city with rich history and vibrant culture. Likewise, we look forward to welcoming our new friends from New England with the new nonstop flight.”
“Giving people ample opportunity to visit is imperative to the viability and vitality of our region,” says City of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. “We’re experiencing a time of great growth and forward momentum, especially with the expansion of Boeing’s operations on the horizon. New air service will lead to an increase in visitors but also the business development prospects in the hopper. We have a competitive edge when it comes to attracting industry, and now it will be a little easier for heads of industry to get here.”
“Part of the Lowcountry’s allure is the lifestyle,” says Town of Mt. Pleasant Bill Swails. “We savor a quality of life that is really special, and we enjoy sharing it with visitors from all over the world. Likewise, the JetBlue experience offers something special to travelers. That’s how we know it will be a successful and positive partnership between the airline and our airport.”
As of today, JetBlue services 71 airports, including 23 destinations outside the 48 contiguous United States. JetBlue currently offers nonstop flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport to 46 destinations, including Aruba, Bermuda and California—an increase in connectivity for outbound passengers from Charleston International Airport.
Beginning in 2006, J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study (SM) has annually awarded JetBlue its highest honors in airline customer satisfaction among low-cost carriers. The first U.S. low-fare airline to operate a fleet of brand new aircraft, JetBlue will service Charleston with the E190, which is equipped with 100 leather seats, all of which offer individual seatback monitors with 36 channels of DIRECTV® programming and more than 100 channels of XM Satellite Radio®.
We are wildly excited about JetBlue launching service at Charleston International Airport—February 28, 2013, can not arrive quickly enough! To hold us over until launch day, we created this bird’s eye view of the Lowcountry. Please enjoy this two-minute desktop vacation… it is a good way to start the day!
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