JetBlue adds fourth daily flight from Boston to Chicago


BOSTON, Mass. – Boston’s largest carrier, JetBlue Airways, today announced the addition of a fourth daily frequency to its popular Boston-Chicago route just in time for the fall season. Starting Wednesday, September 7, 2011, Bostonians will be able to choose from an even wider array of times to fly to the Windy City. Even more, they will be able to get there with no hidden fees, and with all the good things JetBlue customers have come to expect, including a comfortable and friendly experience with its award-winning service.

“We’ve found that our value proposition resonates heavily with Hub travelers; we’re delighted to keep growing here, while adding more relevant frequencies and destinations for our customers,” said Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning at JetBlue. “Bostonians realize and appreciate that our fares always include a free checked bag, unlimited brand-name snacks and drinks, the most legroom in coach and the best entertainment in the skies. We’ll also print out the boarding pass, help you with carry-on bags and throw in a smile, for no extra charge.”

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Chicago:

Boston to Chicago:
Chicago to Boston:

Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive

8:30 a.m. – 10:17 a.m.
7:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.**

1:30 p.m. – 3:09 p.m.
10:55 a.m. – 2:07 p.m.

4:36 p.m. – 6:24 p.m.
3:50 p.m. – 7:06 p.m.

8:30 p.m. – 10:01 p.m.*
6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

* Flights will operate daily effective September 7, 2011

** Flights will operate daily effective September 8, 2011

Since launching service in Boston in 2004, JetBlue has added an average of five new destinations per year, and by December 2011 the airline plans to offer non-stop service to 43 destinations across the country and throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. No single airline has ever served as many destinations in Logan International Airport in its entire history.

Over the last two years, JetBlue has enjoyed exponential growth in Boston, with a 30 percent increase in daily departures in the summer of 2010 year over year, and an additional 25 percent growth planned for 2011. The carrier launched four daily flights from Logan to Newark on May 4, seasonal daily non-stop service to Portland, Ore. on May 26, summer service to Oakland, Calif., as well as the only non-stop service from Boston to Santiago, D.R., three times weekly. The growing airline also announced a seasonal flight to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, starting this winter.

Customers connecting through Boston on JetBlue from select destinations can take advantage of convenient onward service to Europe and beyond on JetBlue’s partner airlines Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic, or to destinations throughout New England and the Caribbean with Cape Air.

JetBlue’s flights from Boston to Chicago are operated with the airline’s fuel-efficient Embraer E190 fleet with its award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free; complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach.