Launch Set for August 15, 2017, With Introductory Fares Starting at $499 One Way (a)
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JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced that San Diego will be the next city in the airline’s network to be served by Mint flights, as JetBlue executes its plan to expand Mint nationally on transcontinental routes.
Mint – the airline’s award-winning approach to premium travel featuring the longest fully-flat bed seating in the U.S. domestic premium market (b), fully enclosed private suites and a 15-inch flat screen with complimentary entertainment options – will launch between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (SAN) and San Diego International Airport (SAN) on August 15, 2017, offering a new flat-bed experience with curated amenities for travelers in southern California. Seats are on sale starting today with introductory fares starting at $499 one way (a).
Mint has exceeded the airline’s expectations since its launch in 2014, transforming the financial performance of JetBlue’s transcontinental franchise while winning over customers and stimulating a new market for premium travel.
“When Mint lands in San Diego JetBlue will transform another market where customers have faced outdated and overpriced ‘business class’ choices for too long,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president commercial and planning, JetBlue. “We can’t wait to show even more of our customers in southern California the most comfortable way to fly from coast-to-coast.”
JetBlue’s expansion of Mint will allow the airline to capture an immediate opportunity to introduce competition in east and west coast markets where customers are faced with a decreasing number of choices and where other carriers sell dated business class options at a high cost. A second daily roundtrip Mint flight between San Diego and New York, as well as Mint service between San Diego and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) will start later in 2017.
This wave of Mint expansion will bring new transcontinental competition to San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Seattle for the first time – while also increasing options from New York (JFK), Boston, Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco. Once completed, JetBlue will offer up to 70-plus daily Mint flights to 13 destinations across the east coast, west coast and Caribbean.
Mint Schedule Between New York (JFK) and San Diego (SAN)
Beginning August 15, 2017:
JFK – SAN Flight #189
SAN – JFK Flight #190
|9:00 a.m. – 11:57 a.m.||1:10 p.m. – 9:41 p.m.|
JetBlue’s Airbus A321 With Mint Offers Every Customer A Better Flight
Mint offers a completely rethought design and a more personal approach to service, addressing the needs of the modern traveler. Mint features exceptional hospitality from specially trained crewmembers.
Favorite Mint features include a signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper, and dessert from Blue Marble and Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery.
Since launching in 2014, Mint has become a favorite way for celebrities, technology executives, creatives, and entrepreneurs to travel across the country. Mint was recognized by Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards, which honors innovative and disruptive design that pushes boundaries and seeks to change the world.
All customers will benefit from JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 with Mint aircraft, which features the airline’s new core experience for customers seated throughout the entire aircraft.
Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in coach (c) and power outlets accessible to all customers. JetBlue’s popular marketplace, a self-serve station full of free snacks, sodas and water for customers to enjoy at their convenience, is also available throughout the flight. And all A321 aircraft offer JetBlue’s free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband Internet service when flying over the continental U.S., access to JetBlue’s Hub content on personal devices and first-run Hollywood movies.