Early next year, JetBlue Airways will commence new seasonal nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and California's Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), it recently announced. The new flights will operate five days a week -- Thursday through Monday -- between Jan. 14 and May 1.
"We are delighted to welcome JetBlue to Greater Palm Springs," said Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO Scott White. "Increased air service is a top priority for the CVB. JetBlue entering the market fulfills one of the CVB's initiatives to bring more air service to the destination."
Added Dave Clark, vice president of network planning at JetBlue, "With direct service to Palm Springs five days a week, winter-weary East Coasters can escape to this desert getaway with 350 days of sunshine easier than ever before. Palm Springs' re-emergence as a destination and the area's nationally recognized events like Coachella make it the perfect addition to our transcontinental route map."
With the addition of JetBlue, there are now 10 airlines serving Palm Springs, with nonstop service from 18 cities. Other airlines that have added or expanded service to the destination recently include Virgin America, which offers seasonal nonstop service from JFK to PSP until April 23, with service every Saturday and, beginning March 16, every Wednesday, and American Airlines, which began providing daily nonstop service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) last month.
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