JetBlue has arrived in Montrose. The airline inaugurated winter seasonal service to the Colorado destination on Saturday as the carrier continues to diversify its route network. Montrose is the closest major airport that handles regular commercial flights.
JetBlue lands in Montrose
JetBlue has officially launched its new winter seasonal service to Telluride, Colorado. The first flight, B62325, departed from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Flight B62540 also arrived in Colorado from Los Angeles. Both flights arrived at around 14:00 in Montrose.
Andrea Lusso, Vice President at Network Planning, stated the following in a press release viewed by Simple Flying:
“JetBlue’s new seasonal service in Telluride – via Montrose Regional Airport – is the latest example of JetBlue adapting its route map to better serve customers in this new travel environment. At the same time, the new routes not only help us diversify our network, but also introduce another unique destination to our customer bases in our East and West Coast focus cities.”
JetBlue is the only carrier flying from Boston to Montrose. The airline is also offering flights from Los Angeles and New York-JFK to Montrose. JetBlue competes with United, currently, on the former. American Airlines offers nonstop flights from LaGuardia to Montrose, and United Airlines flies from Newark to Montrose. JetBlue’s services operate on the weekend only.
Diversifying its network
JetBlue is using an Airbus A320 on flights to Montrose. The airline operates most of its domestic flights using Airbus A320 aircraft, though it also has a fleet of Airbus A321s, A321neos, and Embraer 190 aircraft.
Since the start of the crisis, after severely reducing its route network, JetBlue had parked much of its fleet and was facing an awful financial future. So, after stabilizing early on, the carrier then moved to expanding and laying the foundation for coming out of the crisis.
This included added more point-to-point flying, adding over 30 new domestic routes, bringing its Mint business class product to Newark and now Miami, growing its Los Angeles base, and adding more flights wherever demand exists.
Having major operations in New York and Massachusetts right now used to be an asset for airlines. However, these markets are now coming back much slower than others as the states maintain strict travel mandates.
Telluride is served mostly through Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). It is about a 90-minute drive from Montrose to Telluride. Telluride is a popular ski destination in Colorado.
In addition to great alpine skiing opportunities, Montrose features colorful Victorian-era homes, clapboard storefronts, boutiques, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, and historic villages. Though, it is mostly known for its skiing options.
JetBlue’s flights to Telluride are operated using Airbus A320 aircraft. These planes are in an all-economy configuration and feature complimentary and unlimited snacks and soft drinks, inflight WiFi, and live television at every seat.
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