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JetBlue Announces it will Serve Northern Maine and New Brunswick Travelers with New Daily Flights Between Boston and Presque Isle

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JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) announced new daily flights between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Presque Isle International Airport (PQI), starting September 5, 2024. This new route will connect northern Maine and New Brunswick residents to Boston and global destinations via JetBlue and its partner airlines. To celebrate, JetBlue offers a $59 one-way fare available exclusively online.

Residents in the region will benefit from same-terminal connections to several destinations including Florida, Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. The route was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Essential Air Service program, emphasizing JetBlue's commitment to providing reliable service. The new route also introduces travelers to the scenic beauty and recreational activities available in Presque Isle and Aroostook County.

Positive
  • New daily flights starting September 5, 2024, enhancing connectivity for northern Maine and New Brunswick residents.
  • Celebratory $59 one-way fares available online, potentially increasing initial bookings and customer satisfaction.
  • Convenient same-terminal connections to top destinations such as Florida, Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
  • Selection by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Essential Air Service route highlights JetBlue's reliability.
  • Potential tourism boost for Presque Isle, promoting regional attractions and local economy.
  • JetBlue's award-winning customer experience with benefits like extra legroom, seatback entertainment, and Fly-Fi.
Negative
  • Potential operational challenges and costs associated with launching a new daily route.
  • Risk of low initial demand beyond the promotional fare period, potentially affecting profitability.
  • Dependence on the Essential Air Service program might indicate commercial viability without subsidies.
  • Competition with other airlines offering services from Boston Logan International Airport.

Easy same-terminal connections available to top destinations including Florida, Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic for residents of northern Maine and New Brunswick

To celebrate launch $59 one-way fares available online only on JetBlue.com

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced it will launch new daily jet service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Presque Isle International Airport (PQI), starting September 5, 2024, with tickets now available for sale. This new route not only offers residents of northern Maine and New Brunswick convenient access to the city of Boston and dozens of other JetBlue and partner airline destinations around the globe, but it also opens up the beauty of the Crown of Maine and the region to travelers from around the world.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring Boston flights back to The County while also offering the community access to their top destinations around the U.S., Caribbean, and beyond through our large focus city at Logan International Airport,” said Dave Jehn, vice president, network planning and airline partnerships, JetBlue. “We thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for selecting JetBlue for this new Essential Air Service route. We take our responsibility of offering northern Maine reliable, high-quality service seriously, and look forward to introducing the region to our award-winning JetBlue experience.”

“The City of Presque Isle and Aroostook County are pleased to begin a new chapter in airline service partnering with JetBlue,” said Presque Isle City Council Chair Kevin Freeman. “We are eagerly awaiting to experience JetBlue's renowned innovation and creativity which will expand and grow air travelers' experiences in our region."

Convenient connections to Boston and beyond

For residents of northern Maine and New Brunswick, the new JetBlue service provides the option for easy same-day travel to Boston, one of the nation’s most dynamic cities. Whether for business or leisure, travelers can also take advantage of same-terminal connections to and from many of the 75 destinations JetBlue serves nonstop from Boston Logan across the Americas and Europe. Additionally, this new route gives travelers originating in the region countless other global connections with JetBlue’s many partner airlines with the convenience of a single ticket and through-checked baggage.

Discover Presque Isle: A hidden gem in Maine

Nestled in the heart of Aroostook County, Presque Isle is a destination rich with natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and vibrant local culture. Visitors can explore the stunning landscapes of Aroostook State Park, enjoy year-round recreational activities including hiking, skiing, and fishing, and experience the warmth and hospitality of a close-knit community. The surrounding region stretching from the historic St. John River Valley south to Baxter State Park offers picturesque scenery and a plethora of activities to satisfy any traveler’s appetite for adventure.

Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and Presque Isle (PQI)

Daily service from Boston starting September 5, 2024; daily service from Presque Isle starting September 6, 2024

BOS – PQI Flight #206

PQI – BOS Flight #207

8:45 p.m. – 10:10 p.m.

5:45 a.m. - 7:10 a.m.

Book better with JetBlue

To celebrate today’s announcement, and for a limited time, travelers can take advantage of special $59 one-way fares available online only on www.jetblue.com.1

Customers who book directly through jetblue.com are guaranteed to find our lowest fares and can enjoy additional benefits including access to all of JetBlue’s fare options, as well as fare sales and promotions, some of which may not be available through other third-parties; the ability to earn 2x TrueBlue loyalty points and participate in Points Pooling; seamless seat selections and upgrades to Even More® Space; 24/7 direct access to JetBlue’s customer service channels; and more.

All JetBlue customers enjoy an award-winning, customer-centric experience including the most legroom in coach2, seatback entertainment at every seat and fast, free, unlimited Fly-Fi3 on all flights.

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue, known for its low fares and great service, carries customers to more than 100 destinations throughout the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada and Europe. For more information and the best fares, visit jetblue.com.

  1. Boston (BOS) to/from Presque Isle (PQI): One-way only. Book by 6/16/2024 for travel 9/5/2024-11/20/2024. 21-day advance purchase required.
  2. JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
  3. Fly-Fi® and live television are available on all JetBlue-operated flights. Coverage area may vary by aircraft. Details on inflight wi-fi and entertainment: https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us

JetBlue Corporate Communications

Tel: +1.718.709.3089

corpcomm@jetblue.com

Source: JetBlue

FAQ

When will JetBlue's new flight service between Boston and Presque Isle start?

JetBlue's new daily flight service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Presque Isle International Airport (PQI) will start on September 5, 2024.

What is the promotional fare for JetBlue's new Boston to Presque Isle route?

JetBlue is celebrating the launch with a special $59 one-way fare available exclusively online.

What are the benefits of booking directly through JetBlue's website?

Booking directly through JetBlue's website ensures the lowest fares, access to all fare options, fare sales, promotions, and the ability to earn 2x TrueBlue loyalty points.

What destinations can travelers from Presque Isle connect to via Boston Logan with JetBlue?

Travelers can connect to several top destinations including Florida, Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic with same-terminal connections.

Why was JetBlue selected for the Essential Air Service route?

JetBlue was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Essential Air Service route due to its commitment to providing reliable, high-quality service.

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