JetBlue to Begin Caribbean Service From Fort Lauderdale

Up to 46 Daily Flights Scheduled for Fort Lauderdale This Winter

Forest Hills, New York, UNITED STATES

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Customer-friendly JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces plans to grow its focus city at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport this winter with double daily service to San Juan, Puerto Rico. One daily flight begins Dec. 18, 2008 while a second daily flight will be added Jan. 6, 2009.

JetBlue is offering fares beginning at just $109(a) each way between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan - a price that includes unlimited free snacks and drinks, seatback TVs, comfy leather seats and the most legroom in coach(b). JetBlue's award-winning customer service never costs a dime extra.

"With top-flight entertainment options, complimentary refreshments, lots of legroom, and award-winning customer service all rolled into one great price, JetBlue continues to prove that low fares can, in fact, come with high standards," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's director of route planning. "On most airlines, you get what you pay for. On JetBlue, you get more. As we expand our reach from Fort Lauderdale into the Caribbean, we thank our customers for making us their carrier of choice in South Florida."

"Puerto Rico celebrates JetBlue's decision to introduce daily service from Fort Lauderdale, one of our most important markets for business and leisure travel," said Puerto Rico Tourism Company's Executive Director, Terestella Gonzalez-Denton. "We would like to thank JetBlue's executive board and especially the airline's crewmembers who work hard each and every day to make JetBlue the fastest-rising air carrier to Puerto Rico."

 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to             San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) 
 San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)          to Fort Lauderdale (FLL)    
 Depart - Arrive                      Depart - Arrive            
 11:25 a.m. - 2:57 p.m.               8:00 a.m. - 9:44 a.m.       
  (Eff. Jan. 6, 2009)                  (Eff. Jan. 7, 2009)        
 2:00 p.m. - 5:40 pm.                 3:37 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.       
  (Eff. Dec. 18, 2008 -                (Eff. Jan. 6, 2009)        
  Jan. 5, 2009)                       6:20 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.       
 6:00 p.m. - 9:29 p.m.                 (Eff. Dec. 18, 2008 -      
  (Eff. Jan. 6, 2009)                  Jan. 5, 2009)              
                       --All times local--                          
                  Aircraft: 150-seat Airbus A320                    

With the addition of this new service to San Juan, JetBlue will offer as many as 46 flights per day from its focus city at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport to 15 top destinations including Austin, Texas; Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; Charlotte, N.C.; Long Beach, Calif.; Newark, N.J.; Newburgh, N.Y.; New York/JFK, New York/LaGuardia; Raleigh, N.C.; Richmond, Va., Syracuse, N.Y.; Washington, D.C./Dulles; and White Plains, N.Y.

Travelers looking for a value-priced vacation package to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean hot spots need look no further than JetBlue Getaways. Customers can create customized packages that include air travel on JetBlue, a selection of JetBlue-recommended hotels and resorts to choose from, and a car rental. Visit today to begin planning your vacation.

New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit for details. JetBlue serves 51 cities with 500 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit

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(a) All fares are subject to change without notice. Fares are only available for flights booked at Travel costs $15 more per person if purchased by telephone or at an airport or city ticket office. Fares require up to a 21-day advance purchase. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights. Fares are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Cancellations and changes can be made prior to scheduled departure for $100 per person at 1-800-JETBLUE or at, with applicable fare adjustment. Cancellations are for a JetBlue travel credit only, which is valid for one year. If a reservation is not changed or canceled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeited. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.50 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. Puerto Rico fares do not include a US Departure Tax of $15.40 each way. All taxes and fees must be paid at the time of purchase. JetBlue reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without proper documentation. A second bag fee of $20 applies. DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental US. Other restrictions apply.

(b) JetBlue's fleet offers the most legroom in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines).

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