Announcing New Mint Route in Vegas and Start Date for Seattle Mint
Launching Even More Mint Service Between Northeast and West Coast and
in the Caribbean
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#JetBlueBOS--JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced a series of expansion plans for
the airline’s successful Mint premium experience, which will boost the
number of Mint flights to more than 80 per day on up to 20 routes.
Starting in January 2018, JetBlue Mint® will land in new cities, launch
new routes and expand on existing routes – introducing true premium
travel to markets suffering from legacy options and offering all
customers on the aircraft JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 core experience.
“We’re bringing even more Mint to markets in every corner of our route
map where travelers are overdue for an upgrade to the so-called
‘first-class’ flights offered by other airlines,” said Marty St. George,
executive vice president commercial and planning, JetBlue. “In every
city where we’ve introduced Mint we’ve transformed the premium travel
business and boosted overall performance on the routes.”
Mint offers a completely rethought design and a more personal approach
to service, addressing the needs of the modern traveler. Mint features
exceptional hospitality from specially trained crewmembers. Favorite
Mint features include lie-flat seating, a signature cocktail, a
tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh
espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S.
airline, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper, and – on domestic Mint
flights – dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers based in each
Viva Las Vegas
JetBlue today announced it will offer Mint
flights between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Las Vegas’
McCarran International Airport (LAS), advancing JetBlue’s plan to expand
its leadership position in Boston where it is already the largest
airline. Service will begin January 4, 2018 and seats are on sale today.
Last fall the airline announced plans to reach 200 daily flights at
Logan, and this spring reached 150 daily flights with nonstop service to
more than 60 destinations – more than any other airline in Boston.
The launch of Mint service between Boston and Las Vegas will follow the
start of previously announced service between New York’s John F. Kennedy
International Airport (JFK) and Las Vegas which begins in November.
JetBlue will be the only U.S. airline to operate regularly scheduled
flights that feature fully lie-flat seating on domestic routes in Las
Mint Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and Las Vegas (LAS)
January 4, 2018
|BOS – LAS Flight #1077||LAS – BOS Flight #1078|
|7:10 a.m. – 10:22 a.m.||7:45 a.m. – 3:44 p.m.|
|BOS – LAS Flight #177||LAS – BOS Flight #178|
8:50 p.m. – 11:52 p.m.
|11:32 a.m. – 7:31 p.m.|
Start Dates for Seattle
JetBlue today also announced the
start dates for two Mint routes at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
(SEA). Service between Boston and Seattle will begin February 15, 2018.
When this route launches, JetBlue will serve seven destinations with
Mint service in Boston.
Mint Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and Seattle (SEA)
February 15, 2018
|BOS – SEA Flight #597||SEA – BOS Flight #598|
|8:56 a.m. – 12:18 p.m.||1:29 p.m. – 9:47 p.m.|
|BOS – SEA Flight #197||SEA – BOS Flight #498|
|7:22 p.m. – 10:46 p.m.||11:56 p.m. – 8:11 a.m. (+1)|
In addition to Boston service, JetBlue will also launch Mint service
between New York-JFK and Seattle on April 15, 2018. Mint will initially
be offered on one daily roundtrip, with a second daily roundtrip added
later in 2018. JetBlue, which is New York’s Hometown Airline®, will
offer Mint on ten routes at JFK when Seattle service begins.
Mint Schedule Between New York (JFK) and Seattle (SEA)*
April 15, 2018
|JFK – SEA Flight #263||SEA – JFK Flight #264|
|10:42 a.m. – 1:58 p.m.||3:08 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.|
*Second daily roundtrip start date and schedule to be announced later in
Growth in the Golden State
JetBlue will also expand Mint in
two key California markets. At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
the airline is adding an additional daily Mint flight to New York, which
will boost JetBlue’s service on the route to up to eleven daily flights
– more than ever before. JetBlue recently relocated to LAX Terminal 5
which brought a vastly upgraded customer travel experience for JetBlue
travelers. The addition of Mint has helped JetBlue grow its brand in Los
Angeles, with the airline’s overall number of daily flights at LAX
doubling since 2014.
At San Francisco International Airport (SFO) JetBlue is adding an
additional daily Mint flight to Boston, which will boost JetBlue’s
service on the route to up to five daily flights. The added Mint flight
frequency will allow for a new afternoon departure from either Boston or
San Francisco, offering travelers in both cities even more options to
meet their schedules.
Covering the Caribbean
In the Caribbean, where JetBlue is a
top carrier, the airline is adding second Saturday seasonal roundtrip
Mint flights between:
New York-JFK and St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport
- Beginning January 13, 2018
Boston and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)
- Beginning February 17, 2018
Boston and St. Maarten
- Beginning February 17, 2018
Additionally, Mint service between both New York and Boston to Aruba
will operate daily the week of the President’s Day holiday (February 15
– 26). All seasonal Mint routes in the Caribbean operates through April
JetBlue’s Airbus A321 With Mint Offers Every Customer A Better Flight
customers will benefit from JetBlue's new Airbus A321 with Mint
aircraft, which features the airline's new core experience for customers
seated throughout the entire aircraft.
Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens
offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in
coach (a) and power outlets accessible to all customers. JetBlue's
popular marketplace, a self-serve station full of free snacks, sodas and
water for customers to enjoy at their convenience, is also available
throughout the flight. And all A321 aircraft offer JetBlue's free Fly-Fi
high-speed broadband Internet service when flying over the contiguous
U.S. (b), access to JetBlue's Hub content on personal devices and
first-run Hollywood movies.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown
Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan.
JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in
the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily
flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
JetBlue Corporate Communications
(a) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(b) Fly-Fi is not available on flights operating outside of the
contiguous U.S. For flights originating outside of the contiguous U.S.,
Fly-Fi will be available once the aircraft returns to the coverage area.
Fly-Fi is available on all JetBlue-operated flights.
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