Last updated: 02:30 PM ET, Thu April 30 2015

JetBlue Announces New Cleveland Service

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | April 30, 2015

JetBlue Announces New Cleveland Service

With Cleveland’s Hopkins International a new battleground site for airlines, JetBlue Airways this morning launched its new service there with twice daily flights from Boston Logan International Airport and daily flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Separately, JetBlue also introduced daily flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to Detroit's Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

"We see a bright future with great opportunities in Cleveland,” Dave Clark, JetBlue’s vice president, network planning, said in a statement. “We originally announced one route, Boston to Cleveland, but immediately noticed demand was so strong for JetBlue by Northeast Ohio travelers that we shortly after decided to add a Fort Lauderdale to Cleveland flight. Clevelanders will now have nonstop access to two of America's most exciting cities, but can also easily travel beyond to the Caribbean via Fort Lauderdale or to destinations around the globe with partners like Emirates through Boston."

JetBlue has joined Spirit and Frontier as carriers who quickly filled the void when United left Cleveland as a hub city last year.

"JetBlue is further establishing Cleveland Hopkins International Airport as the preferred low-cost option for travelers in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio," said Airport Director Ricky Smith. "We thank JetBlue for choosing Cleveland. Our customers have been asking for JetBlue, with their reputation for outstanding service, to come to Cleveland, and we're excited to finally have them."

Cleveland is JetBlue's 88th city it services and 55th nonstop destination from Boston, where it is the largest operating airline. From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, JetBlue now offers 30 nonstop destinations.

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