JetBlue expands Miami services with Hartford link

The new connection will be the fifth route for the airline at the airport and comes just one month after the carrier launched its first-ever Miami flights

JetBlue Airways has announced plans to add a daily Miami to Hartford/Bradley International service from June 24, following the launch of its first flights at the Florida facility to four US destinations last month.

The airline inaugurated services from the hub on February 11 – the carrier’s 21st birthday – with services to Boston/Logan, Los Angeles, New York/JFK and Newark.

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Lester Sola, MIA director and CEO, said: “We eagerly look forward to welcoming JetBlue’s new Hartford service at Miami International Airport and we applaud them for announcing a fifth route just one month after launching first-ever Miami flights.”

“JetBlue is already one of our busiest airlines, and we are excited to see their presence grow even stronger with daily Hartford service beginning this summer.”

Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, added: “This new route, which follows JetBlue’s other recent route launches, is a significant vote of confidence in our airport and the market we serve. We appreciate JetBlue’s continued investment in our region and are confident that our strengthened partnership will provide major benefits for our travellers.”

MIA has predicted that the carrier’s full schedule of flights will generate over 1.4 million customers, collecting more than $915m (£657m) in business revenue. It is also hoped that around 7,300 jobs will be created annually as a result.

The new Hartford service will bring JetBlue’s daily flights at the hub to a total of 15.