KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Beginning Feb. 23, JetBlue is to extend its recently launched nonstop service from New York City and Boston to Key West from seasonal to year-round.
Service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Key West International Airport (EYW) is scheduled Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, with flights arriving in Key West at 1:22 p.m. and departing for JFK at 2:10 p.m.
From Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), service also is scheduled Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, with flights arriving in Key West at 12:14 p.m. and departing to BOS at 1:02 p.m.
"Our strong demand as a year-round subtropical island destination is a response to our scenic wide-open spaces, casual island atmosphere and an abundance of water activities," said Stacey Mitchell, director of the Florida Keys tourism council.
"Visitors from the Northeast — which remains a top visitor market for all of the Keys — are seeking warm breezes, abundant sunshine and organically socially distant experiences such as backcountry excursions, deep-sea fishing charters, legendary sunset celebrations and quality time outdoors with family and friends," Mitchell said.
JetBlue launched seasonal service to Key West Feb. 11 with Embraer 190 aircraft with 100 passenger seats, including 16 “even more space” seats and featuring two-by-two seating with ample leg room. The flights include complimentary, unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks, live programing on personal seatback televisions and free high-speed wireless internet.
“Florida has always played a key role in JetBlue’s success story and that continues today as we expand our seasonal Key West flying to year-round service,” said Andrea Lusso, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning.
Florida Keys visitor information: fla-keys.com or 1-800-FLA-KEYS
Key West visitor information: fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY