JetBlue Airways announced (28-Apr-2010) plans to launch service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, its third airport in the Washington region (in addition to Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport), with seven daily services from Boston Logan International Airport and daily services from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport, effective 01-Nov-2010 - see Route Changes Table for more information. The airport will be JetBlue's 62nd destination. With the addition of the seven daily shuttle flights to Boston (complementing existing services from other Washington-area airports), JetBlue will become the largest carrier for services between Boston and the Washington DC region offering 18 daily departures. [more]
JetBlue to launch service from Ronald Reagan Washington to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando
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