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Published: 11/20/2012

JetBlue Airways to begin nonstop service between New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque becomes airline’s 77th destination with flights to JFK beginning April 22, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE (November 20, 2012) – JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) has announced it will begin service to the sun-drenched Southwestern city of Albuquerque starting April 22, 2013. As announced in Mayor Richard J. Berry’s State of the City address, the airline will offer the only nonstop flight between the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and John F. Kennedy International (JFK).

“JetBlue is pleased to offer customers the only nonstop service from the Big Apple to the beautiful, blue skies city of Albuquerque,” said Dave Barger, CEO and president of JetBlue Airways Corp. “The city is a popular vacation and business destination, rich in culture and arts, heritage and history, and home to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival. We look forward to earning the loyalty of even more customers in the southwest with our new service to New Mexico.”

Currently, the flight between JFK and ABQ will be offered once per day, with scheduling as follows:



Depart – Arrive

Depart – Arrive

8:25 p.m. – 11:04 p.m.

11:55 p.m. – 5:57 a.m.

- Flights operate year round beginning Monday, April 22, 2013 –

Customers traveling between Albuquerque and New York can conveniently connect onwards to dozens of other cities in JetBlue’s route network: Aruba; Bermuda; Boston, Mass.; Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y.; Burlington, Vt.; Charleston, S.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, Florida; Grand Cayman; Kingston, Jamaica; La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Santiago and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic; Nantucket, Mass. (eff. May 16); Nassau, The Bahamas; Portland, Maine; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Maarten.

Albuquerque is JetBlue’s first destination in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, and will be the 77th destination served in the airline’s growing route network.

“This is a huge step for Albuquerque that will add to our opportunities for business and leisure travel,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “New York City is the largest market in the country and we now have nonstop service. This will make us more business, convention and tourist friendly, which is good news for us all.”

For more information on what to do while in Albuquerque, please visit the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau website at For more information on JetBlue and this new partnership, call 1-800-538-2583 or visit
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