JetBlue increases non-stop routes from Connecticut

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Bradley International Airport will soon be linked with destinations such as Los Angeles and Cancun in Mexico, as the industry continues to fight COVID

JetBlue has revealed that they are expanding the number of services they operate to and from Hartford, Connecticut.  

Four new non-stop routes are being added between Bradley International Airport and Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Cancun, Mexico. The new rotations are being rolled out between November 19 and December 20 of this year, establishing the airline as the largest carrier at the Connecticut facility by 2021.  

This news comes shortly after JetBlue announced a line-up of two dozen all-new nonstop destinations. The expansion of these services means that routes with a high potential for leisure demand have been made available, adding to the success of the airline.  

One of Connecticut’s best competitive assets is its international airport in such close proximity to so many of our communities and employers,” said Ned Lamont, Connecticut Governor. “This strengthening of the partnership with JetBlue shows once again how important Bradley International Airport is to our present and our future. More routes and a strong international airport are key to the state’s success.” 

Within the last couple of weeks, travel to Connecticut has been simplified for returning and visiting travellers. To avoid a 14-day quarantine, passengers need to have obtained a negative result on a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their arrival.  

Scott Laurence, the head of revenue and planning at JetBlue, believes the new plans are a beneficial addition to Hartford: We are excited to roll out these new routes connecting Hartford to some of our largest leisure destinations, bringing more low fares and great service to Connecticut residents. We are proud to play our part in support of Governor Lamont’s economic recovery plan. We see great long-term potential for our business in Connecticut, as it becomes an increasingly attractive place to live and work. Additionally, the simplified travel advisory gives clarity to everyone who needs or wants to travel through Bradley International Airport.” 

JetBlue has increased its presence in Hartford by providing up to 12 flights a day before the pandemic. After the launch of the new routes, the airline will provide the most non-stop destinations from Bradley International Airport.