JetBlue Airways will start daily flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida beginning Oct. 29.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and the Allegheny County Airport Authority announced the service, which will consist of a daily nonstop leaving Pittsburgh at 7:15 a.m. and arriving at 10 a.m. A nonstop return flight will leave Fort Lauderdale at 6:55 p.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh at 9:31 p.m.
“We’re really excited to be adding another flight to the offerings at Pittsburgh International,” Mr. Fitzgerald said in a prepared statement. “This connection to Florida will benefit business and leisure travelers and gives our region one more option for their travel. We look forward to continuing to work with JetBlue to grow that service here in Pittsburgh.”
The Airport Authority also announced that it will begin a parking promotion to coincide with the flights’ start, offering discounted parking for JetBlue customers.
“Pittsburghers have asked for a nonstop, year-round connection to Florida. With the introduction of this service, customers will not only save time, but also save money as this is traditionally a high-fare route. Besides access to South Florida, this will also meet the great demand for travels onwards to the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s president.
JetBlue operates 26 nonstop routes out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and new nonstop routes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to Montego Bay (Jamaica), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) to start soon.
“Fort Lauderdale is an extremely important route for the region,” said David Minnotte, Airport Authority chairman. “It is not only an outstanding vacation destination in its own right, but also a gateway to the Caribbean through connections. It is also a popular departure spot for many cruises.”
Flights can be booked at www.jetblue.com.