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Jacksonville International Airport to Become JetBlue Airways’ 31st Cargo Station New York-Based Airline Attracted by Frequency of Travel through JAX
JACKSONVILLE, February 1, 2011 –
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) is pleased to announce that JetBlue Airways will be using Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) as its 31st inbound and outbound cargo station beginning tomorrow, February 2, 2011.
In an effort to grow their cargo network, JetBlue chose JAX due to the frequency of travel to New York’s John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and Boston’s Logan (BOS) airports, allowing for seamless cargo transfers at these airports’ onwards to more than 20 destinations. In addition, JetBlue will begin daily direct service between Jacksonville and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in May 2011.
“We’re pleased JetBlue is expanding and investing in our airport at an even greater level,” said JAA Executive Director and CEO Steve Grossman. “This is a great show of confidence in Jacksonville by JetBlue.”
“We are very excited to open our newest cargo station in Jacksonville to meet the growing delivery needs of our customer base,” said Carl Shipsky, manager of system cargo sales at JetBlue. “With this new direct service, we now provide affordable and dependable shipping services to the Northeast via New York and Boston, as well as convenient cargo transfer options to destinations across our network. In May, we will also have the ability to provide customers with a great option to move cargo to and from San Juan rather than some of the other more congested Southeastern airports.”
JetBlue generally offers three daily nonstop flights from JAX to JFK and daily nonstop service to BOS. One direct daily flight to SJU begins May 19.