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Company Watch - JetBlue Airways.

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JetBlue Airways is offering a sale on two of its newest Caribbean routes, linking Boston and Orlando with Montego Bay, on Jamaica's north coast. Nonstop flights on both routes are set to begin in the New Year, subject to receipt of government operating authority. At Boston's Logan International Airport, JetBlue will debut new nonstop service to Montego Bay -- its 33rd destination -- on Jan. 9, 2010, subject to receipt of government operating authority. Fares start at USD 149 each way. JetBlue already offers nonstop service to more cities than any other carrier in Boston. The new Montego Bay flight will operate on Saturdays, complementing JetBlue's existing daily connecting service to Montego Bay via New York/JFK. Customers interested in other sunspots this winter can take advantage of JetBlue's nonstop service from Logan to Aruba; Cancun, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and St. Maarten. Daily service between Orlando International Airport and Montego Bay is set to begin Feb. 8, 2010, subject to receipt of government operating authority, with fares as low as USD 69 each way. For more information, visit www.jetblue.com. Sep 24, 2009

JetBlue Airways subsidiary LiveTV predicts that an ultra-high-speed, Ka-band satellite-based airborne Internet solution could fly as early as 2010, in a move that would give providers of Ku-band services, such as Row 44 and Panasonic Avionics, some competition in Europe and the USA. The first thing to realize, says LiveTV CEO Nate Quigley, is that there are Ka satellites providing broadband to terrestrial customers today. "They are first generation Ka satellites. One of the famous ones is Wildblue, which provides broadband Internet access to as many homes as Hughes does today. ViaSat is launching a second generation satellite in the first quarter of 2011, and Eutelsat is launching Ka over Europe in fourth quarter of 2010." Quigley says first generation Ka satellites today provide a significant baseline cost advantage over Ku band. "The Ku satellites have a 1 gbps capacity and cost USD 300 million or so to launch. The first generation Ka satellites, like WildBlue, also launched for about USD 300 million, but they provided 10 times the capacity. The next one that ViaSat is going to launch has 100 times the capacity of the Ku-band satellite being used today for Row 44," he says. Supported by Hughes, Row 44's Ku-band broadband solution has been selected by full-fleet customer Southwest Airlines, and is currently being trialled by Alaska Airlines. Norwegian in Europe has also selected Row 44 for its Boeing 737s. Sep 22, 2009

JetBlue Airways was revealed as a winner in Budget Travel Magazine's 5(th) annual Extra Mile Awards, celebrating companies and destinations that are going the 'extra mile' to make travel easier and more affordable in 2009. New York's hometown value carrier, already traveler-friendly, was recognized for upping the ante on its in-flight perks, including free snacks and drinks, personal seatback televisions and comfy leather seats, bringing equally valuable amenities to the airport experience, including gate-side food delivery options at its new Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Sep 21, 2009

JetBlue Airways was revealed today as a winner in Budget Travel Magazine's 5(th) annual Extra Mile Awards, celebrating companies and destinations that are going the 'extra mile' to make travel easier and more affordable in 2009. New York's hometown value carrier, already traveler-friendly, was recognized for upping the ante on its in-flight perks, including free snacks and drinks, personal seatback televisions and comfy leather seats, bringing equally valuable amenities to the airport experience, including gate-side food delivery options at its new Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Sep 20, 2009

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