VANCOUVER — Low cost U.S. airline JetBlue is increasing its operations with its first flights to Canada.
The New York-based airline says it would launch flights between Vancouver and New York, in addition to seasonal service to Boston, beginning in the summertime of 2022.
The transfer is a part of plans so as to add seven locations to its route map from New York or Boston beginning later this yr. It’s also including Honduras.
JetBlue says in a information launch the enlargement is a part of the subsequent part of the alliance between JetBlue and American Airways that was licensed by the U.S. Division of Transportation earlier this yr.
The transfer comes forward of what the journey business hopes shall be a surge in journey from pent-up demand as COVID-19 vaccinations broaden and the pandemic wanes.
Scott Laurence, head of income and planning at JetBlue, says prospects and crew members have been asking so as to add flights to the center of the U.S. and into Canada.
“We are able to’t wait to shake up the established order in these markets at present dominated by high-fare carriers,” he acknowledged.
JetBlue should compete with Canadian airways, together with Air Canada and WestJet Airways.
Vancouver Airport Authority CEO Tamara Vrooman says it’s “delighted” that JetBlue has chosen Vancouver as its first Canadian vacation spot.
“As we transfer by way of the pandemic and put together for a protected and wholesome return to non-essential journey, this new service, scheduled for Summer time 2022, provides us all one thing to stay up for.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed April 21, 2021.
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