American Airlines and JetBlue will add new destinations and increase frequencies on existing routes to New York and Boston, some as part of their summer service, expanding the Northeast Airlines Alliance, the carriers said Thursday. .
Nine new routes are expected to go on sale this week on both airlines in New York and Boston. At New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, carriers will offer up to 300 daily departures, with JetBlue operating 195 flights. In addition to JetBlue’s new JFK-Vancouver service, the airline will add frequencies to destinations such as Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Raleigh-Durham.
At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, carriers will offer nearly 200 daily departures, including the new JetBlue service in Portland, Maine. The airline will add frequencies to destinations such as Boston, Charleston, SC, Jacksonville, Florida, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Tampa and Savannah, Georgia. American has added new routes to Houston, Kansas City, Mo., Oklahoma City, and Omaha.
The carriers also announced from Boston six new domestic routes to the United States and two new options to Canada, allowing them to serve 46 of the top 50 domestic markets in the United States from the city, according to the airlines, which added that ‘in summer, they will offer more than 200 daily departures from Boston, with JetBlue operating more than 150.
Tickets are expected to go on sale from December 20. In addition, American announced a new non-stop service operated on Embraer E175 aircraft between Boston and Louisville, Memphis, Pensacola, Traverse City and Halifax, Nova Scotia. JetBlue has added service to Vancouver and Asheville, North Carolina, and will add frequencies to Reagan Washington National Airport, and will resume flights to Baltimore / Washington International Airport starting June 9.
Airlines now share codes on 185 routes, 115 operated by American and 70 operated by JetBlue. Additionally, as part of the LaGuardia redevelopment project, American has moved its operations to the new Terminal B starting today. JetBlue expects to be fully operational from Terminal B by the summer.