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JetBlue to launch Nonstop Flights between Upstate New York and California

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

jetblue tailfinsNew York’s Hometown Airline™, JetBlue is further expanding its presence between the east and west coast of United States by launching daily non-stop service between Upstate New York and California.

The new service, which begins Thursday, June 16, 2016, will be operated between Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Seats are on sale beginning today with introductory fares starting at $99. Travel must be booked by 2/2/2016. (a)

JetBlue’s announcement comes as the airline prepares to mark the 16th anniversary of its first flight which departed from Buffalo. Today, JetBlue serves nine markets in California nonstop from New York, three times more than any other airline from the Empire State and when the new Buffalo-Los Angeles route takes off JetBlue will operate three dozen unique transcontinental routes. It will also be the only airline to operate a nonstop flight between upstate New York and California, bringing added convenience and value to customers in both regions.

Today’s announcement reaffirms JetBlue’s commitment to New York and the eight airports it serves across the Empire State. In December JetBlue started service in Albany and last month added additional service from Syracuse. JetBlue also serves airports in Newburgh, Rochester, and Westchester County, as well as New York’s LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. From JetBlue’s largest base of operations at JFK’s award-winning Terminal 5 the airline operates non-stop flights to 70 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.

“Beginning this summer, JetBlue will fly directly from Buffalo to Los Angeles and back,” said Senator Charles Schumer. “Los Angeles is the most frequent destination for travelers from Buffalo that does not already have a direct flight. In 2013, I asked JetBlue to add this flight, knowing it would be a game changer for regional tourism in Western New York, and I am now thrilled they have heeded our call. JetBlue continues to grow their presence and service within New York State, and I appreciate their commitment to this region. The addition of this flight will not only dramatically increase travel options for Buffalonians, it will also bring even more Canadian travelers through the Buffalo Niagara International Airport,” said Schumer. “Western New York residents will have access to new, low cost carrier flying in and out of their local airport. Buffalo will become a ‘welcome mat’ for visitors from LA and travelers from Canada, who will enjoy our top notch restaurants, hotels, and other tourist attractions during their trip.”

Buffalo Niagara International Airport, located 11 miles from downtown Buffalo and the U.S. side of the Niagara River, is the busiest airport in upstate New York. In addition to the Buffalo community, the airport is also an attractive gateway to some 2 million Canadian travelers who utilize the airport annually to benefit from lower taxes and more competitive fares to U.S. destinations.

Flight Schedule Between Buffalo (BUF) and Los Angeles (LAX)
Beginning June 16, 2016

BUF – LAX Flight #491     LAX – BUF Flight #492
6:40 p.m. – 9:06 p.m.     10:09 p.m. – 6:05 a.m. +1
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