JetBlue Airways ( JBLU ) announced plans
to reach its 49th destination from the Logan International Airport
at Boston. The airline will bring its plan into effect by operating
two daily flights from Logan Airport to Houston's William P. Hobby
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Given this is the first regular scheduled service between Boston
and Houston, JetBlue aims to render superior services and a
comfortable flying experience for flyers at a reasonable price.
Customers can book tickets at its website at a sale price of $49
one-way between the two airports till Apr 2. The tickets will be
applicable for travel between Sep 3 and Oct 9.
Boston's biggest carrier - that operates more flights than any
other airline at the Logan Airport - introduces services to nearly
five new spots on average every year from the city. Last year,
JetBlue commenced flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Charleston,
SC and Grand Cayman in The Cayman Islands.
JetBlue, additionally, offers passengers the benefit of connecting
services to Europe and beyond from Boston through partner airlines
Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Icelandair, Japan Airlines,
Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic as well as to New England on Cape
JetBlue has the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleet -
consisting of 127 Airbus A320 aircraft and 53 EMBRAER 190 aircraft
- among the other major U.S. airlines such as United
Continental Holdings Inc. ( UAL ), Delta
Air Lines Inc . ( DAL ) and
Southwest Airlines Co. ( LUV ).
The airline, over the past years, has been concentrating on
launching flights and services to various locations to expand its
operational base. In the coming months, JetBlue aims to start
services in Albuquerque, N.M.; Philadelphia; Penn and Medellin,
JetBlue currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). We believe
JetBlue is well positioned for growth due to its distinctive
business model, unique on-board services, fuel hedging strategy,
strong liquidity positions and a non-unionized workforce. The
company's growing presence in key markets and penetration into
untapped arenas will support its growth momentum.