JetBlue Adds 30 New Routes and Launches Premium Mint from Newark


  • Growing relevance in JetBlue’s focus cities
  • Launch Mint flights between Newark and LAX/SFO
  • Playing to JetBlue’s strength in Florida with new point-to-point routes

JetBlue announced it is adding 30 new domestic routes in markets where leisure travel is showing some signs of strength. The new routes offer JetBlue the opportunity to generate revenue, bring aircraft back into service that would otherwise sit idle, and add more flying opportunities for JetBlue crewmembers.

“Coronavirus has transformed airline route maps, and as we begin to see small signs of recovery, we continue to be flexible with our network plans to respond to demand trends and generate cash in support of our business,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning, JetBlue. “We’ve selected routes where customers are showing some interest in travel again and where our low fares and award-winning experience will be noticed.”

Mint Between the Garden State and the Golden State

JetBlue will expand its premium Mint service in the broader metro area to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with daily nonstop service to both Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Mint features include lie-flat seating – including individual suites with sliding privacy doors, tapas-style dining, fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline, amenity kits by Hayward, and Hopper, and dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers based in Mint cities.

JetBlue’s Airbus A321 with Mint aircraft features free entertainment and wi-fi, power outlets, and JetBlue’s popular marketplace – a self-serve station full of free snacks, sodas, and water for Main Cabin passengers. 

Filling Out Focus Cities & Florida Flying

Elsewhere in JetBlue’s focus cities and in Florida, the airline will launch new routes where there are small signs of recovery in leisure and visiting friends and relatives. Outside of its focus cities, the airline is launching several new point-to-point routes that play to JetBlue’s strength in Florida. 

“We don’t believe customers should have to choose between a low fare and a great experience,” said Laurence. “These new routes are a win for customers, and we believe they will work especially well for us in this unique environment.”

JetBlue will reactivate some temporarily parked aircraft to support the new routes. Like the rest of the JetBlue network, these new routes will be regularly evaluated. The airline will remain flexible, allowing market demand to determine how long a particular route continues to operate.

Summer Capacity, Some Closures Lifted & Certain Seasonal Flights Return

With the new routes and service announced today, as well as additional capacity added back into the July and August schedules, JetBlue intends to operate more than half of its typical capacity this summer to better match demand trends.

Additionally, nine temporarily closed cities and several summer seasonal destinations will reopen in early July:

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico’s Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY)
  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Ponce, Puerto Rico Mercedita International Airport (PSE)
  • Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Providence T. F. Green International Airport (PVD)

New Markets and Frequencies

Throughout summer and into fall, JetBlue will add multiple routes and frequencies to destinations throughout the United States.

New Routes from Newark (EWR):

Starting July 23, 2020
Los Angeles (LAX) | Mint Service | Up to 3x Daily
San Francisco (SFO) | Mint Service | Up to 2x Daily
Charleston (CHS) | Up to 1x Daily
Jacksonville (JAX) | Up to 1x Daily

Starting August 6, 2020
Austin (AUS) | Up to 2x Daily
San Diego (SAN) | Up to 1x Daily
Las Vegas (LAS) | Up to 2x Daily
Phoenix (PHX) | Up to 2x Daily
Sarasota–Bradenton (SRQ) | Up to 1x Daily

New Routes from New York City (JFK):

Starting July 23, 2020
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) | Up to 2x Daily
Detroit (DTW) | Up to 2x Daily

Starting August 6, 2020
Minneapolis–Saint Paul (MSP) | Up to 2x Daily

Starting October 1, 2020
St. Thomas Cyril E. King (STT) | Up to 2x Weekly

New Routes from New York LaGuardia (LGA):

Starting August 6, 2020
Fort Myers Southwest Florida (RSW) | Up to 1x Daily
Tampa International Airport (TPA) | Up to 2x Daily

New Routes from Philadelphia (PHL):

Starting August 6, 2020 
Orlando (MCO) | Up to 2x Daily
Palm Beach (PBI) | Up to 2x Daily
Fort Myers Southwest Florida (RSW) | Up to 1x Daily
San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín (SJU) | Up to 1x Daily
Tampa International Airport (TPA) | Up to 1x Daily

New Routes from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL):

Starting October 1, 2020 
Pittsburgh (PIT) | Up to 1x Daily
Portland (PDX) | Up to 2x Weekly
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) | Up to 3x Weekly

New Routes from Orlando (MCO):

Starting October 1, 2020 
San Francisco (SFO) | Up to 1x Daily

New Routes from Ft. Myers Southwest Florida (RSW):

Starting October 1, 2020 
Cleveland (CLE) | Up to 1x Daily
Providence T. F. Green (PVD) | Up to 1x Daily

New Routes from Tampa (TPA):

Starting October 1, 2020 
Providence T. F. Green (PVD) | Up to 1x Daily
Washington, DC-National (DCA) | Up to 1x Daily

New Routes from Palm Beach (PBI):

Starting October 1, 2020 
Chicago – O’Hare (ORD) | Up to 1x Daily
Pittsburgh (PIT) | Up to 1x Daily

JetBlue will operate these new routes using its Airbus A320 aircraft that include free wi-fi, complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks, and soft drinks, and live DIRECTV® programming, and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat. For more information, visit

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