"Everything is bigger in Texas," the saying goes. And now one can say "JetBlue is bigger in Texas," too.
That's after JetBlue today made Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) its newest destination, inaugurating three daily roundtrip flights to Boston on Embraer E190 jets. With that, DFW becomes JetBlue's third airport in Texas — Austin and Houston Hobby are the others — and its 71st airport overall.
"Today is a special day for JetBlue as we launch new service to this very important and popular destination for both business and leisure travelers," Dennis Corrigan, JetBlue's vice president of sales and revenue management, says in a press release.
The DFW route also continues JetBlue's rapid build-up in Boston, where it has become the No. 1 carrier. The DFW route is the airline's 44th nonstop destination from Boston Logan.
In its press release, JetBlue says it "has added an average of five new destinations per year in Boston since service first launched in 2004, and now serves more cities than any other airline in Logan's entire history as an airport."
DFW customers can take advantage of JetBlue's position there as well. The airline says customers will be able to catch connections in Boston "to points across JetBlue's network in the Northeast," which include Buffalo, New York JFK, Newark, Washington Dulles and Washington Reagan National. JetBlue also touted connections to Cape Cod and the New England islands via partner Cape Air and to Dublin via partner Aer Lingus.
Still, JetBlue will face heavy competition on the DFW-Boston route.
The Dallas Morning Newsnotes "JetBlue will compete against American Airlines' eight flights a day and Spirit Airlines' single flight. Spirit began its Boston-DFW service on March 22."