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JetBlue LaGuardia expansion starts this Sunday

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It was back in April that JetBlue first told us that it was planning to leverage its new partnership with American Airlines to help it significantly increase its presence at New York’s LaGuardia airport, and now the airline has confirmed that we’ll start to see that expansion roll out from this weekend.

JetBlue will operate from two LaGuardia terminals

JetBlue has said that starting from Sunday 31 October 2021, it will operate across two terminals at LaGuardia after it moves most of its operations across to the airport’s new Terminal B. The airline will continue to operate its Boston services from the Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A) with all other operations based out of Terminal B.

Map courtesy of LaGuardia Airport – click/tap to enlarge

The airline has confirmed that it will operate “up to 12 daily departures to Boston” out of the Marine Air Terminal and “up to 23 additional daily departures” to other destinations from Terminal B.

Apart from the fact that JetBlue is probably looking forward to operating out of the shiny new terminal, the main reason for this move is so that it can coordinate connections with American Airlines whose LaGuardia home is also in Terminal B.

JetBlue says that its split operation at LaGuardia will not become a permanent thing as it has plans to fully relocate to Terminal B in the future. No planned date for full integration of services has been provided.

JetBlue adds more flights out of LaGuardia

As promised back in April, JetBlue will expand the number of services that it operates out of LaGuardia and that expansion starts this Sunday when the airline introduces three new routes:

  • LaGuardia – Jacksonville (JAX) will operate up to twice daily.
  • LaGuardia – Sarasota (SRQ) will operate once daily.
  • LaGuardia – Savannah (SAV) will operate once daily.

JetBlue says that the combination of these three routes and increased flying on select routes will mean that it will now operate up to 35 daily departures at LaGuardia and that this will increase to over 50 departures in 2022 as the benefits of its partnership with American Airlines starts to bear fruit.

JetBlue’s planned LaGuardia services – click/tap to enlarge

In the first half of 2022, JetBlue will introduce the following nonstop services:

  • LaGuardia – New Orleans (MSY) from 27 March.
  • LaGuardia – Nashville (BNA) from 27 March.
  • LaGuardia – Portland, Maine (PWM) from summer 2022 (no launch date has been announced)

By summer 2022, JetBlue plans to serve 16 nonstop destinations out of  LaGuardia which is more than the airline has ever served before.

Bottom Line

Starting from this weekend, JetBlue will begin to deliver on the LaGuardia expansion that it promised back in April. From Sunday, the airline will begin operating most of its LaGuardia flights out of LaGuardia Terminal B with only the airline’s services to Boston continuing to operate out of the Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A).

As well as the terminal move, Sunday will also see JetBlue launching three new routes out of LaGuardia with two further routes coming in Spring and another in summer 2022.

What do you make of JetBlue’s plans for LaGuardia? Will the fact that the Boston flights will continue to operate out of the Marine Air Terminal be an aggravation?

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