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JetBlue lands in Providence; will offer service to Florida later this year

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  July 18, 2012 11:36 AM

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JetBlue Airlines announced today that it will begin service from T.F. Green International Airport near Providence, R.I., to multiple destinations in Florida beginning Nov. 29. T.F. Green becomes the 75th destination within JetBlue's network of airports.

JetBlue will initially offer two daily nonstop service to Orlando International Airport and one daily flight to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport .To commemorate the addition of its 75th city, the airline is offering Florida fares as low as $75, available today through Aug. 1, for travel Nov. 29-Dec. 12.

Last year JetBlue chief executive Dave Barger said that the carrier was considering expanding to Providence, and possibly Worcester, but he suggested that Green was the first priority. The Worcester Telegram and Gazette reported that JetBlue officials said recently that the company had no plans “in the near future” for Worcester, but did not rule out the possibility.

"I am proud to welcome JetBlue Airways to Rhode Island," R.I. Governor Lincoln Chafee said in a statement. "The addition of JetBlue will have positive effects throughout the state: T.F. Green customers will have more flight options, the airport will enjoy the addition of new air service and jobs, and Rhode Island will continue to build its reputation as a great place to do business. JetBlue service makes T.F. Green Airport, in the heart of Warwick's growing transportation hub and regional connectivity, an even more appealing option for the traveling public."

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