JetBlue expanding service at Fort Lauderdale airport

JetBlue today announced that it is expanding it service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, adding that it ultimately plans to offer roughly 140 daily flights at the airport during South Florida’s busy winter travel months.

A JetBlue plane. (Getty Images)

A JetBlue plane. (Getty Images)

The expansion plan will increase Jet Blue’s presence at the Broward airport by 75 percent, the airline said in a news release.

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As part of the expansion the airline said it is adding new nonstop service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and increasing the number of flights to Nassau, Bahamas’ Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

More flights and new nonstop destinations are set to be announced later this year, Jet Blue said.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce the next phase of our growth at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president commercial and planning at JetBlue. “JetBlue is the number one airline in Fort Lauderdale not only because of our size, but also because we deliver the very best experience to our customers with our award-winning service and style. We served more than five million customers in Fort Lauderdale last year and they have come to expect nothing but the best when they travel with JetBlue. With things like assigned seating, unlimited free name-brand snacks and complimentary TVs and entertainment at every seat we have truly brought humanity back to air travel in South Florida.”