JetBlue to Launch Service Between New York City and Daytona Beach, Fla.

Daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport will begin in February 2016.

Palm Coast, FL – February 13, 2015JetBlue Airways will launch a new route to Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) in February 2016. The airline will offer daily service from its home at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s (JFK) Terminal 5, providing residents of Palm Coast and the Daytona Beach area with DAB’s only nonstop service to New York City. Daytona Beach will be JetBlue’s eighth city to be served in the Sunshine State. Tickets will be available for sale closer to launch date.

Travel to New York from Daytona Beach on either Delta or US Airways requires a connection through Atlanta or Charlotte respectively.

“This is great news for this community and our airport. This is the result of the community’s support that County Council has received to recruit JetBlue as an important new business partner at Daytona Beach International Airport,” said Jim Dinneen, Volusia County Manager.

“We couldn’t be more excited to launch yet another route that shows our deep commitment to Central Florida,” said Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s Senior Vice President of Airline Planning. “We also have a long-standing relationship with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and are pleased to give the academic community there a new option for travel.”

The new service to Daytona Beach will create a direct link between JetBlue’s main base of operation in New York and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. In 2007, JetBlue partnered with Embry-Riddle to launch the University Gateway Program, a unique opportunity that creates a path to a career with the airline for aspiring aviators.

“This new route will provide a much needed service for our growing community and strengthen an already great relationship between Embry-Riddle and JetBlue,“ said Dr. John P. Johnson, President of Embry-Riddle.

JetBlue’s flights to Daytona Beach will be operated on a 150-seat Airbus A320 – the largest aircraft to serve the airport on a regular basis – and will offer the airline’s award-winning service featuring assigned and comfortable seating, complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks, more than 100 channels of free SIRIUSXM® radio programming and 36 channels of free, live DIRECTTV® programming on personal seatback televisions; and the most legroom in coach.

Customers traveling between Daytona Beach and New York can connect to several cities in the Northeast with JetBlue as well as to cities across the globe through JetBlue’s three-dozen international airline partners.

9 replies
  1. Al Lo Monaco
    Al Lo Monaco says:

    Newark Flights

    This is great news for going to Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut. A flight to Newark would be great to go to New Jersey
    the Bronx and lowew Westchester County.

  2. Manuel Amaral
    Manuel Amaral says:

    Direct Flight

    Can’t wait for it too bad its not from Newark but its better then spending 5 or 6 hours to fly to Daytona when it can be done in 2 hours awesome.

  3. Nila DELLABELLA a
    Nila DELLABELLA a says:

    not easy for Ct.

    It would be nice if it went from Bradley International Airport In Hartford ,Ct. to DaytonaBeach. Fl
    It is a hassle for people from Ct. and Mass. to drive to
    Its a toss up fly into Orlando ( which is like N.Y.) and drive to Daytona Beach or drive into N.Y.City
    I fly 3 times a year from southern Ct to Orlando and back as I live 1/2 hour out of Daytona Beach — have been doing this for a long time —
    it would be a great relief to be able to avoid Orlando which is an hour and a half away–
    even a direct flight in and out of Jacksonville to Ct.would be wonderful.

  4. Joan
    Joan says:

    Great news; thank you JetBlue!

    So pleased to read this news; like others I wish it was starting sooner, but thankful just the same. It’s terrific to have non-stop service from Daytona to the NY metro area.

  5. Kathy
    Kathy says:


    Can’t wait! Wish it were sooner! Just got back from Palm Coast last night JAX to JFK. We make this trip several times a year. So looking forward to this new route. Thank you Jet Blue from your loyal customers

  6. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    Would Be Nice if Jet Blue flew from BDL to DAB

    It would really be great if Jet Blue would start flying from BDL to DAB! There aren’t any direct flights to DAB.

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