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JetBlue Boosts Western U.S. Service From JFK With 'Red-eyes' to Denver and Seattle, and Day Service to San Francisco/Oakland and Los Angeles/Ontario.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2001

All Flights Are Nonstop and now "On Sale" From Just $99 Each Way

JetBlue Airways, New York's hometown, low-fare carrier, today announced new daily nonstop service to Denver, CO, and Seattle, WA, from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City's most on-time airport (a) Fares for the new service, commencing May 1 to Seattle and May 17 to Denver, will start at just $99(b) for a limited time.

JetBlue's regular one-way fares to Seattle and Denver will start at $129 each way but the airline will offer a $99 introductory fare sale through March 30, for travel through June 14. Also, JetBlue is extending the $99 fare sale to its new and existing service from JFK to both Oakland, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area, and Ontario, CA, near Los Angeles for travel between May 1 and June 14.

Regular fares(b) will be $129, $159, $179, $199, and $249. Seats are limited and early booking is recommended for both JetBlue's $99 sale and its lowest regular fares.

JetBlue's $99 sale fare is up to 74% less than the cheapest regular fares offered by other airlines currently serving Seattle from New York, and does not require a Saturday night stayover. JetBlue's most expensive fare, $249 one-way, is also as much as 79% below walk-up fares on other carriers serving the route nonstop.

Between New York and Denver, JetBlue's $99 sale fare is up to 41% less than other airlines' cheapest regular fares. JetBlue's most expensive fare, $249 one-way, is as much as 63% below the lowest equivalent fares on other carriers serving the route. JetBlue also will be the only nonstop carrier on the route that does not charge a fuel surcharge.

The airline also recently announced a second daily flight to Oakland, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area, beginning May 1, and to Ontario, CA, near Los Angeles, which will now commence May 17 (previously announced to begin June 1).

JetBlue's everyday fares to California range from $129(b) each way, which is up to 68% less than other airlines' cheapest regular advance purchase fares on the routes nonstop, to a walk-up fare of $249(b) each way, which is as much as 79% below walk-up fares on other carriers flying those routes.

JetBlue's schedules for service from JFK to Seattle, Denver, Oakland and Ontario follow (all flights operate daily):

New York/JFK to Seattle/SEA Seattle/SEA to New York/JFK
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
9:00 pm - 11:59 pm 12:55 am- 8:55 am
(starting May 1 (c)) (starting May 2)

(c) On May 1 only, the inaugural flight will depart JFK at 6:15pm,
arriving in Seattle at 9:15pm

New York/JFK to Denver/DEN Denver/DEN to New York/JFK
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
9:20 pm - 11:40 pm 12:35 am- 6:05 am
(starting May 17 (d)) (starting May 18)

(d) On May 17 only, the inaugural flight will depart JFK at 6:50pm,
arriving in Denver at 9:10pm

New York/JFK to Oakland/OAK Oakland/OAK to New York/JFK
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
7:25am - 10:30am 11:50am - 8:00 pm
(starting May 1) (starting May 1)
7:35pm - 10:40 pm 11:35pm - 7:45 am (next day)

New York/JFK to Ontario/ONT Ontario/ONT to New York/JFK
Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
7:00am - 9:30am 10:25am - 6:25pm
(starting May 17) (starting May 17)
8:05 pm - 10:35 pm 11:35 pm - 7:35 am (next day)

From its base at John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue flies six times daily to Fort Lauderdale, FL; five times daily to Buffalo and Rochester, NY; four times daily to Orlando, FL; three times daily to West Palm Beach and Tampa, FL; twice daily to Burlington, VT; and daily to Los Angeles/Ontario, San Francisco/Oakland, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, and Fort Myers, FL. JetBlue will also serve Syracuse, NY, starting on May 7, with three flights a day.

JetBlue currently operates 64 flights a day with a fleet of eleven brand new, environmentally-friendly Airbus A320 aircraft, outfitted with roomy all-leather seats each equipped with LiveTV, offering 24-channel satellite television at every seat. LiveTV is available free of charge to all JetBlue passengers. In 2001, JetBlue will take delivery of 10 more brand new Airbus A320 aircraft.

With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and a Saturday night stay is never required. For more information, schedules, and fares, please visit our website at or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).

(a) According to the March through November 2000 Air Travel Consumer Report provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

(b) All fares are subject to a $2.75 per segment Federal tax and up to $6.00 Airport Passenger Facility Charge. The $129, $159, and $179 fares each require a three-day advance purchase.
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