JetBlue Announces Puerto Rico Expansion With Two New Routes Out For Sale Starting Today

New Routes Take Off this Summer Bringing More Great Service and Everyday Low Fares to Customers in “La Isla del Encanto”

Flights Out For Sale Starting Today With $99 Limited One Way Fares Available Online Only on

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced two new routes from Puerto Rico, bringing more low-fare, high-quality flights to “La Isla del Encanto”. Launching this summer, and out for sale today, JetBlue will now offer year-round service from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina, and from Rafael Hernández International Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Florida.

“As the largest airline in Puerto Rico, we are thrilled to continue diversifying our network and to further grow JetBlue’s presence on the island with the addition of these two new routes,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “This growth will increase competition and choice for customers traveling to and from Puerto Rico and for travelers in Raleigh and Tampa, while also building on our commitment to support tourism on the island and connect family and friends. We look forward to delivering even more of the much-loved JetBlue experience – with our unique combination of low fares and award-winning service – to our customers traveling between Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland following the successful completion of our combination with Spirit.”

“We’re excited about the news of additional JetBlue direct flights between Puerto Rico and the US mainland. These two new flights will help us to continue on the path of growth in our tourism sector. We look forward to building on JetBlue's success in Puerto Rico,” said governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi.

“The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is thrilled to announce along with our partner, JetBlue, the incorporation of these new routes. The expanded network connects two of Puerto Rico’s main airports to key markets in the continental United States providing travelers with even more options to explore and enjoy the diversity available on the island. We value the longstanding alliance between the Government of Puerto Rico and JetBlue, and look forward to continue providing excellence in the visitor experience, and increasing Tourism’s contribution to local economies”, said executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Carlos Mercado Santiago.

This announcement coincides with JetBlue’s 21st anniversary of service in San Juan. In Puerto Rico, JetBlue currently offers service in its focus city of San Juan, as well as in Aguadilla and Ponce, operating an average of 35 departures from Puerto Rico per day. With the introduction of Raleigh, JetBlue will now offer service between Puerto Rico and 12 cities in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

The planned combination of JetBlue and Spirit will unlock long-term growth opportunities in Puerto Rico that would not be otherwise possible, offering more options for customers traveling to and from the island. Following the successful completion of the planned merger, JetBlue will be able to deliver its low-fare, award-winning service on more routes and to expand travel options in and out of Puerto Rico with new nonstop service to destinations that are not viable today.

San Juan Growth

JetBlue is advancing its focus city strategy in San Juan. New service between San Juan (SJU) and Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU) will take off on July 5, 2023. With this new route JetBlue will now operate service between San Juan and 12 nonstop destinations and will offer an average of 30 departures per day from San Juan.

Schedule between Raleigh (RDU) and San Juan (SJU)

Daily service starting July 5, 2023


RDU-SJU Flight #2929

SJU-RDU Flight #2930

9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

1:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Launching New Service to Aguadilla

JetBlue’s new service in Aguadilla brings a new choice to a route with limited competition today. Service from Aguadilla to Tampa is set to launch on July 5, 2023. JetBlue will fly up to 5 daily departures from Aguadilla in 2023.

Schedule between Tampa (TPA) and Aguadilla (BQN)

Daily service starting July 5, 2023


TPA-BQN Flight #2768

BQN-TPA Flight #2769

12:05 p.m. – 2:57 p.m.

3:50 p.m. – 6:36 p.m.

JetBlue will operate both new routes using its Airbus A320 aircraft, offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (a); free Fly-Fi, high-speed internet (b); free snacks; free seatback entertainment; and friendly service.

Book Better with JetBlue

To celebrate today’s announcement, and for a limited time, seats are out for sale today with fares as low as $99 (c)– available online only on

Customers who book directly through are guaranteed to find our best and lowest fares, and can enjoy additional benefits including access to all of JetBlue’s fare options, as well as fare sales and promotions, some of which may not be available through other third-parties; the ability to earn 2x TrueBlue points and participate in Points Pooling; seamless seat selections and upgrades to Even More® Space; 24/7 direct access to JetBlue’s customer service channels; and more.

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries customers to more than 100 destinations throughout the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Canada and United Kingdom. For more information and the best fares, visit

  1. JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
  2. Fly-Fi® and live television are available on all JetBlue-operated flights. Availability and coverage area may vary by aircraft. Details on inflight wi-fi and entertainment:
  3. Terms: Fares shown: Raleigh (RDU) to San Juan (SJU) and Tampa (TPA) to Aguadilla (BQN). Book by 4/21/23 for travel 7/11-9/27/23 (Tuesday and Wednesday travel). Blackout date: 9/5/2023. Terms apply.

Forward Looking Statements

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