JetBlue Airways’ decision to add nonstop service to Washington, D.C., from Charleston International Airport is a “vote of confidence” in the Charleston region, Airports Director Paul G. Campbell Jr. said today.
JetBlue announced Thursday it will add two nonstop flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport starting June 19. With the addition of flights to Washington, JetBlue will soon offer Charleston travelers five daily departures, including two daily flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and one daily flight to Boston Logan International Airport.
JetBlue, a low-cost carrier with an 84-city network of flights, has been operating at Charleston International Airport since February 2013. The recent merger of American Airlines and US Airways created openings at Washington National that JetBlue was able to acquire.
“In a competitive airline market, it is a huge vote of confidence that JetBlue selected Charleston International for two of the 12 flight slots it acquired at Washington National,” Campbell said. “It’s also great news for our passengers that there are now more opportunities to fly to D.C.”