March 15, 2012

Who wants more Washington flights?

Monday we filed a “capital-to-capital” application with the United States Department of Transportation to receive permission to provide new long-distance service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to two unique and sought-after destinations: San Juan, Puerto Rico and Austin, Texas.  

These proposed flights would be the only nonstop service between the U.S. capital’s downtown airport and the capitals of Puerto Rico and Texas – both of which are located beyond the airport’s 1,250-mile perimeter and are among the 10 largest markets without nonstop air service to Reagan National.  

We intend to offer one daily nonstop roundtrip flight to San Juan (with connecting service to St. Thomas, the capital of the United States Virgin Islands!) as well as one daily nonstop roundtrip flight to Austin.  

Both routes are supported by the two communities and their respective leaders – and now, we need your help!  

Please let DOT Secretary LaHood know you support this application for JetBlue service from Washington to San Juan and Austin! Copy and paste this letter into an email to — or draft your own! 

Re: Docket No. DOT-OST-2012-0029

Dear Secretary LaHood:

I am writing today to express my strong support for JetBlue’s application to offer new beyond-perimeter service at Reagan National and link the nation’s capital to two other important capital cities: San Juan, Puerto Rico (connecting onward to St. Thomas, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands) and Austin, Texas.

JetBlue’s application will provide much-needed low-fare, high-quality service from the capital’s downtown airport to the capital of our closest territory, and to the capital of the largest of the contiguous 48 states. Both San Juan and Austin are crying out for new JetBlue service to DCA, being two of the ten largest markets without nonstop air service to the airport. Their application will bring tremendous public benefit and much-needed low-fare competition to DCA.

Please join me in offering your support for JetBlue’s application.

My name
My city and state
My e-mail address

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14 Comments on “Who wants more Washington flights?”

  • Posted by maria torres on March 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I’ from Puerto Rico, and support jet blue in this application .

  • Posted by Richard Chen on March 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Submitted comment 80fd8221. Well done, JetBlue!

  • Posted by wayne waithe on March 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    we need flights from orlando to the islands (barbados) and other

  • Posted by Grace Stevens on March 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    We are proud to support JetBlue’s expansion to San Juan and Austin from Reagan National.

    JetBlue is a wonderful asset to our community, and supports our work as a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the inner-city families of Queens. From providing airfare to college tours for our youth in foster care and creating a safe place to for children to play, JetBlue is an important part of the work we do to support the families in our community that need it the most.

    Best of luck on your next endeavor!

  • Posted by STEFANIE WOLIN on March 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Forget washington…We need you up in ALBANY….NOW!!!!!

  • Posted by Jim Ivey on March 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    This would be great for Puerto Rico, the USVI, Washington and Austin. It would be even better for those actually travelling to work, live or vacation in any of San Juan, St Thomas or the continental US.

  • Posted by lalo on March 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    We want flight from santiago dom rep to san juan puerto rico , that would be great

  • Posted by Ivette Falto-Heck on March 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I support the recommendation fo adding flights to San Juan, PR from Wash Reagan. Thx!

  • Posted by Rae Brady on March 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm


  • Posted by maximo lopez on March 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    we need nostop fligths from fort myers fl.(RSW) to san juan,Puerto Rico (SJU)

  • Posted by A. Tarshis on March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I truly hope that Secretary LaHood will make it possible for jetBlue to bring more people to visit the enchanted Island of Puerto Rico and its’ incredibly creative and welcoming people! I’ll be the first to say: “Bienvenidos a Todo!!!” (Welcome All!)

  • Posted by Nancy poole on March 15, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Let’s get those flights to Austin going!!! PLEASE!!!,

  • Posted by Leon Fainbuch on March 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Very excited about the flights to Austin! Please make it happen!
    I assume this will be both ways — dc to austin, austin to dc — nonstop, BRING IT ON!

  • Posted by bob on April 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Prove that Southwest does not own Austin, please pick JetBlue over them, please!

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