JetBlue names first new flights from Reagan National

JetBlue Airways, one of several airlines adding new flights at Reagan National Airport as part of slot re-allocation due to US Airways’ merger with American Airlines, has named its first new additions.

JetBlue will begin twice-daily service on June 19 to Charleston, S.C., and Hartford, Conn., and once-daily flights to Nassau, Bahamas.

JetBlue is also adding a second daily flight from National to Tampa, Fla., starting July 2.

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) will add a total of 12 new flights as part of the American/US Airways divestiture. It says it will announce the six other additional flights later this year. The additions will bring JetBlue service at National to 30 flights a day.

The airline also flies from National to Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Virgin America and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) also won rights for more flights at National. Virgin America will add four new flights in addition to the one daily nonstop from National to San Francisco it currently operates.

Southwest will also add another 27 daily flights from National.

Neither Virgin America or Southwest have announced destinations yet.

American Airlines (NYSE: AAL) and US Airways completed their $17 billion merger in December.


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