You might have heard last week about our proposed deal with US Airways to secure slots at the coveted Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located just three miles from the national’s capital. That deal still needs approval from the federal government, but in the meantime, we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve secured other access to National Airport.
As part of today’s agreement with American Airlines, we have acquired eight slot pairs to begin service at DCA as early as this November. We also receive one additional slot pair for HPN (increasing our capacity to up to 14 daily roundtrips), another slot-controlled airport where the JetBlue Experience has proven to be very popular.
DCA is the preferred airport for travelers headed to the District of Columbia due to its proximity a stone’s throw away from government offices and attractions and we’re thrilled to make a home there!
We’ve yet to decide where we will jet to from D.C.. Where do you think we should jet to?
What destinations will we fly to?
This hasn’t been finalized yet. National has a 1250-mile perimeter rule, with limited exceptions, meaning we could only fly to our East Coast BlueCities, Bermuda, Nassau, Chicago, New Orleans and Houston.
When will we begin DCA service?
We hope to begin flying to National in November, contingent upon airport facilities negotiations.
Which terminal will we operate from?
That is yet to be determined, subject to final airport negotiations.
How much are the slots costing us?
We have agreed to trade underutilized JetBlue slots at JFK for American slots at DCA and HPN.
What are we going to do with the new HPN slots?
We expect to announce new service soon, so stay tuned!