Jetblue Announces Bos Focus City


Apr 3, 2003
Gareth Edmondson-Jones
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Todd Burke

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-- Low-fare Carrier Reaches Long-Term Agreement with Massport to Occupy 11-Gate Terminal C Facility --

Boston, MA (February 2, 2005) – JetBlue Airways [NASDAQ: JBLU] today announced it has reached an agreement to lease the long-term use of the 11-gate Terminal C, Pier C facility at Boston’s Logan International Airport subject to Massport Board approval and execution of definitive documentation.

Beginning this May, the carrier expects to occupy five gates in Terminal C as well as 14 ticket counter positions. Starting in 2006, JetBlue will continue its growth in Terminal C by adding one gate every six months over the next three years. The carrier currently occupies two gates at Logan’s Terminal E.

Similar to the carrier’s successful Terminal 6 project at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue will invest over $9 million improving its new Terminal C location in Boston with facilities and concessions its customers have come to expect.

“For Logan Airport and JetBlue, it’s wheels up,†said Governor Mitt Romney. “Business has taken off, and with today’s announcement we’re looking at clear skies and smooth flying. Logan’s partnership with JetBlue will reap economic benefits and rewards for local travelers for years to come.â€

“I’m tremendously proud of the great work our Boston crewmembers do each day to look after our customers,†said David Neeleman, JetBlue’s CEO. “We’re looking forward to growing JetBlue’s Boston service over the next few years as we settle into our new home in Terminal C.â€

“"There is no question that JetBlue's arrival has had a very positive impact on Logan," said Craig Coy, Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). "A lot of great things are happening here in Boston as we continue to build a New Logan for all of New England. And, as we move forward we're lucky to have great people like David Neeleman -- and the men and women of JetBlue -- as outstanding partners in this effort."

With JetBlue’s current schedule, plus a recently announced west coast expansion, the carrier offers 19 daily flights from Boston with nonstop service to Oakland, Long Beach, CA; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Fort Myers and Orlando, FL. The carrier recently announced plans to add new daily nonstop service from Boston to Las Vegas, NV and San Jose, CA effective May 3.

JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. JetBlue operates a fleet of 70 new Airbus A320 aircraft and plans to add 14 additional A320s and 7 Embraer E190s to its fleet in 2005. Based at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue currently operates 276 flights a day and serves 30 destinations in 12 states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.

All JetBlue aircraft feature roomy leather seats; all equipped with an in-seat digital entertainment system offering up to 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming. On many flights, a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment may be available. *

With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and a Saturday night stay is never required. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), 1-888-538-2583 if calling from Puerto Rico, or 1-200-9898 if calling from the Dominican Republic. This press release, as well as past press releases, can be found on

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* DIRECTV® service is not available on flights between JFK and Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic; however, where available, FOX InFlight Premium Entertainment is offered complimentary on these routes.

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including without limitation, potential hostilities in the Middle East or other regions, our ability to implement our growth strategy and our dependence on the New York market, our fixed obligations and our limited operating history, seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, increases in maintenance costs, fuel prices and interest rates, our competitive environment, our reliance on sole suppliers, government regulation, our failure to properly integrate LiveTV or enforce its patents, our ability to hire qualified personnel, the loss of key personnel and potential problems with our workforce including work stoppages, and continuing changes in the airline industry following the September 11th terrorist attacks and the increased risk of future attacks, the potential risks with the delivery, placing into service and integration into our operations of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft as well as the potential liability relating to our handling of customer data. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Todd Burke

Director, Corporate Communications

JetBlue Airways

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Forest Hills, NY 11375




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B6 is pretty serious about BOS. 11 gates would allow approximately 100 flights a day. This will have a definite affect on yields for the other carriers but may very well effect the loads on SWA in PVD and MHT. Go Blue! Just my thoughts.......
coolflyingfool said:
B6 is pretty serious about BOS. 11 gates would allow approximately 100 flights a day. This will have a definite affect on yields for the other carriers but may very well effect the loads on SWA in PVD and MHT. Go Blue! Just my thoughts.......

Any thoughts on the next few destinations? Is this going to be a heavily 190 city?
JetBlue smells the stench of death from B Concourse!!

11 gates allows them to offer more service than the "stench" airline does with its 15 gates!!

Go Blue!!
That would be a good pick up for jb. The new A terminal complex has been shopping around for more than delta. Word has it though it is so expensive per sq. foot no one will bite.
All this west coast stuff is great, but if Florida is so important where is the service to West Palm Beach? Fort lauderdale isn't the only place people from Bos want to go in FLA. I know plenty of people right across the tunnel having Song Song Blues about there trips to FLA. Let get with the PBI program, people coming here aren't only from JFK.
Does the planned expansion at Boston now put an end to the specualtion that jetBlue might begin service at Manchester?