JetBlue reveals Orlando plan ought to the Spirit merger occur
JetBlue has promised to fly roughly 20 new routes from Orlando by 2027 that neither JetBlue nor Spirit at present fly, ought to the merger of the 2 carriers undergo.
Thursday’s announcement continues JetBlue’s push for public assist in Florida because it fights a Justice Division lawsuit to dam the Spirit merger.
The provider additionally stated it could enhance flight frequencies for roughly 25 Orlando routes, pushing JetBlue to 200 each day flights from Orlando.
JetBlue and Spirit are flying roughly 150 each day flights from Orlando, Cirium flight schedule information present. The carriers provide a mixed 75 routes; there are routes that each airways at present fly.
JetBlue’s Orlando announcement follows comparable ensures made for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood in mid-February.
Florida, the place each JetBlue and Spirit are robust, is a selected concern of antitrust regulators on the Justice Division, which sued to dam the merger on March 7.
From Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue has stated it can fly to roughly 30 locations by 2027 that aren’t at present served by both JetBlue or Spirit, whereas rising flight frequencies in roughly 30 markets that JetBlue and Spirit already serve.
On Thursday, JetBlue emphasised its dedication to Orlando by saying two routes to the Dominican Republic that can launch on Nov. 4.
The provider’s each day service from Orlando to Santo Domingo would be the first between the 2 cities. JetBlue will even fly each day to Punta Cana, competing in opposition to Frontier and, for now, Spirit. Tickets for each routes are actually on sale.