JetBlue launches nonstop service from Hartford to San Juan, Puerto Rico


HARTFORD, Conn. and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – JetBlue Airways today launches nonstop service between Hartford-Springfield’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) and San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU).

“We are proud to support the strong business and family ties between Hartford and San Juan with this new nonstop service,” said John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue Airways.

“JetBlue thinks the flight should be an enjoyable part of the journey, from the most legroom in coach to unlimited name brand snacks, and your own personal entertainment choices. We would like to thank the communities in Connecticut and Puerto Rico for their strong support of JetBlue.”

“The mutual commitment between JetBlue and Bradley continues to grow. New travel options opening new destinations draw more customers, which benefits everyone,” said Mary Ellen Jones, Chair of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “With Connecticut’s special ties to Puerto Rico, I am confident that this non-stop service to San Juan will add another chapter to JetBlue’s success story in our state.”

“Puerto Rico had a 4.1 percent increase in tourists during the fiscal year 2010-2011, as measured by hotel registrations. For the 2011-2012 season, we expect better results with more visitors heading this way to discover why Puerto Rico does it better. JetBlue’s new non-stop service between Hartford-Springfield’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) and San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) now provides additional flight options to travelers from one of our top markets in the East Coast to our Island. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company welcomes this new service and thanks the airline for the additional seats,” said the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Mario Gonzalez Lafuente.

JetBlue’s schedule between Hartford and San Juan*:

Hartford (BDL) to San Juan (SJU):
San Juan (SJU) to Hartford (BDL):

Depart – Arrive
Depart – Arrive

7:30 a.m. – 12:28 p.m.
6:45 p.m. – 9:48 p.m.

– Flights operate daily effective January 5, 2012 –

— All times local —

*Schedule to vary slightly during the first two weeks of service.

JetBlue also serves Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla. nonstop from Hartford with service to West Palm Beach beginning next week, on January 12. In addition, Hartford customers can conveniently connect to other destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America via Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, including Aguadilla and Ponce, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Bogota, Colombia; and Cancun, Mexico.

Customers connecting through San Juan from Hartford can also transfer seamlessly to JetBlue’s three new intra-Caribbean destinations: St. Croix, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.

JetBlue’s flights between San Juan and Hartford will be operated with its comfortable Airbus A320 fleet and award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; free seatback entertainment options; a first-checked bag free (b); complimentary and unlimited name brand snacks and drinks; comfy leather seats; and more legroom than any other carrier in coach (c).