TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – JetBlue announced Wednesday that starting in January 2024, the airline will begin serving Tallahassee International Airport via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

“As a customer-focused alternative to the legacy, high-fare airlines that dominate South Florida, we have achieved rapid growth in Fort Lauderdale and are poised for further expansion when we combine with Spirit,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer of JetBlue. in the statement. “You don’t have to choose between low cost and great experience. JetBlue offers both, and as such, we are uniquely positioned to challenge the Big Four airlines and increase competition in Florida and across the country.”

The addition of JetBlue was praised by executives in Tallahassee.

“I am proud to welcome JetBlue to Florida’s capital city. Tallahassee is thriving, and this exciting news is another example of the many great things happening in our growing community and at Tallahassee International Airport. “The addition of JetBlue is the result of a long-term, focused planning effort and investment at TLH to expand air travel in a way that brings value to our community,” Mayor John Daly said in a statement. “It’s clear that by prioritizing the investment in TLH, airlines are now looking to invest in our community, and I’m very proud of the actions we’ve taken and the direction we’re headed.”

A press release from the city confirmed Wednesday that JetBlue reservations will be available in the coming months on JetBlue website.

“Continued strategic, forward-looking investment in Tallahassee International Airport benefits residents and businesses. TLH is committed to providing an exceptional way to fly, and we are excited to develop new air travel options for JetBlue travelers,” said David Pollard, Director of Aviation for the City of Tallahassee.

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