JetBlue has landed at its 106th destination with flights to San Antonio International Airport (SAT). The airline’s fourth city in Texas, the inauguration of flights on October 31st came as JetBlue added a few new routes to its network, enabled by the Northeast Alliance (NEA) with American Airlines.
JetBlue adds San Antonio to its network
On October 31st, JetBlue’s planes landed at San Antonio International Airport (SAT). JetBlue is flying once daily to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Both nonstop routes were announced as part of JetBlue’s Northeast US expansion under the NEA.
San Antonio will see a mix of aircraft operating. Boston to San Antonio will run onboard an Airbus A220-300. New York to San Antonio will run on an Airbus A320. The first JetBlue flight to land in San Antonio was an Airbus A320 from New York at 12:15 local time. The inaugural Boston to San Antonio flight landed at 13:35 local time.
Speaking on the new route, Andrea Lusso, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning, stated the following:
“The new service to San Antonio is an indicator of the growing demand between the southwest and the northeast and our customers’ return to the skies. With San Antonio being Boston’s largest unserved destination, we are excited to offer our customers traveling for business and leisure our award-winning service and an opportunity to explore the city’s rich history and cultural experiences.”
JetBlue inaugurated Airbus A220-300 operations earlier this year. The carrier’s planes have been flying to various destinations, but entirely from Boston. The A220 can be found flying to places like Austin and Houston in Texas and destinations in Florida like Tampa.