With public confidence and a desire to travel on the rise in recent weeks, JetBlue will restore its nonstop service from Philadelphia to Boston and Fort Lauderdale beginning July 1.
“We’re thrilled to have JetBlue back,” said PHL CEO Chellie Cameron. “The increase in passenger volume shows us that the public is becoming more comfortable with flying again. JetBlue’s return gives the public even more reasons to make PHL their airport of choice.”
When passenger demand dropped to almost zero at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, airlines were forced to cut route frequency or make the painful decision to stop serving some airports. The latter was the case for JetBlue at PHL, where the airline suspended its operations in May. Not only is JetBlue coming back to PHL, the airline is also launching new service to Orlando, Palm Beach, Fort Myers, San Juan and Tampa. Service to Orlando and Palm Beach will be up to twice daily and Fort Myers, San Juan and Tampa will be available once a day.
Philadelphia is one of nine cities across the country where Jet Blue is restoring service. The airline is also launching 30 new routes throughout the U.S. between July-October