ConnDOT: Bradley International Airport Announces JetBlue to Enter the ‘Gateway to New England’

FOR RELEASE: April 19, 2010
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Bradley International Airport Announces JetBlue to Enter the ‘Gateway to New England’ with New Service Starting November 17, 2010

            Governor M. Jodi Rell and Commissioner Joseph F. Marie announced today (April 19, 2010) that JetBlue Airways will begin service out of Bradley International Airport (BDL) effective November 17, 2010.  JetBlue will launch twice daily nonstop service from BDL to both Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).


 “This is a big win for all of us – our travelers, our business partners and Connecticut’s economy,” said Governor M. Jodi Rell. “Our citizens tell us they want more travel options and JetBlue is just the partner to help us do just that. More and more, Bradley is leading the way in creating the solutions our customers demand.”

Photo: JetBlue arrives at Bradley
            Photo: Governor Rell and Commissioner Marie greet JetBlue emplyees


“JetBlue and Bradley make a strong team even stronger,” said Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Joseph F. Marie. “The partnership we have forged in bringing this together will benefit our customers and our state for years to come. We couldn’t be happier with this news.”


“It gives me great pleasure to welcome JetBlue Airways on behalf of the Bradley International Airport community, our air service market and the State of Connecticut,” said Eric N. Waldron, Airport Administrator of Bradley International Airport.  “For many years, the public has been asking, ‘When is JetBlue coming to Bradley?’  As of November, that will become a reality!”


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JetBlue's schedule between Hartford and Fort Lauderdale:

Hartford (BDL) to
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to
Hartford (BDL)

Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

7:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

4:10 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

7:50 p.m. – 10:50 p.m.

JetBlue's schedule between Hartford and Orlando:

Hartford (BDL) to
Orlando (MCO)

Orlando (MCO) to
Hartford (BDL)

Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

8:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

3:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

12:40 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

6:55 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.


        Bradley is New England’s second-largest airport, and will be JetBlue’s 63rd destination and its first destination in Connecticut.    Its customer base covers the entire Northeast including Western Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.  According to the most recent economic impact analysis, Bradley contributes $4 billion in economic activity to the state of Connecticut and the surrounding region, representing $1.2 billion in wages and 18,000 full-time jobs.


       JetBlue is the only airline to offer 36 channels of free, live DIRECTV(r) programming and more than 100 channels of XM Satellite radio on personal seatback TVs available on every flight to/from Bradley International Airport.  JetBlue’s service to Florida will be operated by JetBlue’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, also featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free; complimentary name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; more legroom than any other carrier in coach (c); and award-winning customer service.