American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are further increasing competition for travelers in the Northeast.
The airlines announced they are adding a variety of new nonstop destinations from New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in 2023. The new flying – which includes many routes with limited competition today – is made possible through JetBlue and American’s innovative and effective Northeast Alliance (NEA).
The NEA will offer nearly 300 daily departures from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and will serve 49 of the top 50 global markets in 2023. Across New York’s three major airports, the NEA will fly more than 500 daily departures next year, as well as nearly 200 daily departures from Boston.
“Giving customers more choices for travel is a critical part of the Northeast Alliance,” said Anmol Bhargava, American’s Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships.
“We are pleased that with our partner, JetBlue, we will now serve 45 of the top 50 domestic markets from LGA.”
New American service
Starting in May, American will launch new service to several new destinations.
|LGA||Birmingham, Alabama (BHM)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Buffalo, New York (BUF)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Columbia, South Carolina (CAE)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Greenville, South Carolina (GSP)||May 5, 2023|
|LGA||Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS)||May 5, 2023|
Also in New York, American will expand its summer seasonal flying between LGA and Asheville, North Carolina (AVL), to year-round service. The airline will also add an additional frequency between BOS and Louisville, Kentucky (SDF).
JetBlue’s New Flying
In spring 2023, JetBlue will introduce nonstop flying between LaGuardia and:
- Atlanta (ATL) – 4x daily
- Bermuda (BDA) – Once daily, summer seasonal (a)
- Hyannis, Mass. (HYA) – Once daily, summer seasonal
- Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) – Once daily (a)
In summer 2023, JetBlue will expand its premium Mint® flying with Saturday service between Newark and Aruba (AUA). The airline will also reintroduce flying between Newark and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) with once daily summer seasonal service.
In New England, JetBlue plans to expand the airline’s service in Canada with daily summer seasonal service between Boston and Vancouver, B.C. (YVR). New Vancouver flying will complement JetBlue’s service between New York-JFK and Vancouver, which first launched earlier this year also as part of growth related to the NEA.
All new JetBlue routes will go on sale in January 2023 and all new American routes go on sale this weekend.
American’s New Flying
American is also adding six new destinations from New York with nonstop flights between LaGuardia and:
- Birmingham, Ala. (BHM) – Once daily
- Buffalo, N.Y. (BUF) – 3x daily
- Greenville, S.C. (GSP) – 2x daily
- Columbia, S.C. (CAE) – Once daily
- Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR) – Once daily
- Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS) – Once daily
Also in New York, American will expand its summer seasonal flying between LaGuardia and Asheville, N.C, to year-round service. American will also add an additional frequency between Boston Logan International Airport and Louisville, Kentucky (SDF).