[Quick Take] JetBlue Grows Long Beach Routes, Frequencies

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), the largest carrier at Long Beach Airport (LGB), today announced it is increasing the number of destinations and flights at its Southern California focus city. The growth is made possible due to the recent award of three new slots as well as increased utilization of JetBlue’s existing slots. JetBlue will now serve a dozen destinations nonstop from Long Beach.

“Since JetBlue first came to town in 2001, when LGB had little commercial service, Long Beach has been the cornerstone of JetBlue’s success and growing route map in the western U.S.,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning at JetBlue. “With its convenient and unique open-air terminal and easy access to many Southern California communities and attractions, Long Beach is a top choice for JetBlue travelers. We’re thrilled to offer our customers here even more convenience and options with new service and new flights.”

New Nevada Nonstop

New nonstop service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) will begin August 15, 2016. Reno becomes the twelfth city served nonstop at Long Beach. Flights are on sale beginning today with an introductory fare that gives a historic nod to the year of the 1859 Comstock silver rush near Reno. One-way fares start at $59 and are available through March 24, 2016 (a).

The new route will provide a convenient link between Southern California and Reno’s attractions and growing business climate, as well as the surrounding mountains, lakes and ski resorts the region is known for. The new route will also build on JetBlue’s success in “The Biggest Little City in the World” where the airline first launched service last spring with flights to New York (JFK), the only nonstop route to the east coast from Reno-Tahoe.

Flight Schedule Between Long Beach (LGB) and Reno-Tahoe (RNO)

Beginning August 15, 2016

LGB – RNO Flight #42 RNO – LGB Flight #43
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 2:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

More Flight Frequencies

JetBlue will also add additional daily flights on several existing routes between Long Beach and the Bay Area to meet growing customer demand. One additional daily flight will be added to JetBlue’s schedule between Long Beach and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting August 15, 2016 and between Long Beach and Oakland International Airport (OAK) starting August 16, 2016. JetBlue will now operate up to four daily roundtrips on both routes.

JetBlue will also add an additional daily flight between Long Beach and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas starting August 15, 2016. With endless hotels, attractions and entertainment options, Las Vegas is a top JetBlue destination and will be served by up to five daily nonstop flights from Long Beach.

Sacramento Service

JetBlue is also adjusting flight times between Long Beach and the state capital’s Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to provide even more convenience to customers traveling between the two cities and making it easy to make day trips in both directions. The new flight schedule begins September 7, 2016.

Flight Schedule Between Long Beach (LGB) and Sacramento (SMF)

Beginning September 7, 2016

LGB – SMF Flight #266 SMF – LGB Flight #265
9:04 a.m. – 10:26 a.m. 11:07 a.m. – 12:27 p.m.
LGB – SMF Flight #1166 SMF – LGB Flight #365
5:14 p.m. – 6:34 p.m. 7:15 p.m. – 8:32 p.m.

JetBlue will operate its new route and flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline’s award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (a); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat.


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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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