Wednesday, October 27, 2010

jetBlue announces seasonal service between Long Beach and Anchorage

JetBlue Airways today is pleased to announce plans to expand its award-winning service and in-flight experience to new frontiers with the addition of its 65th BlueCity: Anchorage, Alaska. Effective May 26, 2011, the value carrier will launch seasonal daily nonstop service from Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) to Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC/PANC), the northernmost city in JetBlue's expanding route network. Flights are on sale now for as little as $119 (a) each way today through Friday, Oct. 29 at for travel starting May 26, 2011. JetBlue will be the only airline to serve Anchorage from Long Beach, where it will also offer travelers a host of convenient connections to cities across the United States.

"During the peak summer travel months, Anchorage is in high-demand for California residents and we are pleased to continue offering our Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Orange County customers more variety and more options to the places they want to go," said Scott Laurence, vice president of route planning for JetBlue Airways. "Among many other things, Alaska is known for its wide-open spaces and friendly people - a perfect match to the JetBlue Experience! We offer the friendliest customer service in the skies, more legroom than the other guys, a first checked bag free and complimentary live entertainment on personal seatback TVs. We look forward to welcoming you onboard!"

"I congratulate JetBlue on this exciting new route servicing the Long Beach Airport," said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. "The airport is undergoing several new changes such as a new parking structure and terminal building. The new route to the north will be another welcome addition for Long Beach residents and visitors alike."

"We are excited to add Jet Blue to the list of carriers that serve Alaskans and our guests," said John Parrott, manager of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. "This serves as an indicator of the health and vitality of the tourism industry in Alaska."

JetBlue's schedule between Anchorage and Long Beach:

Long Beach (LGB) to Anchorage (ANC)
Depart - 7:40 p.m. / Arrive - 11:57 p.m.

Anchorage (ANC) to Long Beach (LGB)
Depart - 01:10a.m. / Arrive - 07:33 a.m.

(jetBlue Press Release)

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