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, 2015 – JetBlue 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.