JetBlue Airways today announced it will launch nonstop service to Charleston, the first South Carolina destination for the New York City-based carrier. Beginning February 28, the discount airline will offer Charleston International Airport twice daily nonstop service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and one daily flight to Boston’s Logan International Airport.
JetBlue’s President and CEO Dave Barger said, “We are pleased to welcome South Carolina into our growing route network, and we believe the addition of the region’s only full-size jet service to the Northeast will foster even more loyal fans of JetBlue throughout the state.”
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said in a release, “I made it clear in my conversations with JetBlue that not only is Charleston a wonderful destination, it is also a great place to do business.”
“The city and the carrier are such a logical fit,” said Joel Antolini, Senior Vice President of Seabury Airline Planning Group. “As always, the JetBlue team was great to work with in the market exploration process, and when we laid the story out to them they quickly grasped the power and benefits of combining two premier brands like Charleston and JetBlue. The market is going to eat this service up.”