Far from the holy Hudson

When it started up, JetBlue said it was proud to call New York homebecause it was a New York type of airline, sort of hip and cool. Well, in the eight years since then JetBlue has grown a lot and it seems has Web2-Austin%2520Stevie%2520Ray%2520Status%2520on%2520Water%2520Front%2520Sept%25202002.jpg found a few other JetBlue kind of towns that are nowhere near the holy waters of the Hudson River. Since the beginning of this year, JetBlue, conceived and born within sound of both of new York’s big airports, JFK and LaGuardia, has made moves to boost two micro or minihubs pretty far west of Broadway. It set a May 1 expansion of its service from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, with new daily non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and San Francisco. Austin is a government, hi-tech and entertainment centre, with a large live-music industry – a city trademark that is has a presence at the airport with frequent live performances greeting passengers. A statue of legendary pre-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn (left) sits near icons of Texas heroes Stephen Austin and other forbears (below). Austin mayor Will Wynn characterised the move as “creating a bridge between the East and West Coasts for their E190 aircraft”. JetBlue chief executive Dave Barger quipped that “JetBlue struck a chord with Austin travellers and vacationers.”
These new Austin flights, on its 100-seat Embraer E-190s are in addition to its recently announced new service between the capital city of Texas and Long Beach, California, near Los Angeles. JetBlue’s planning vice president, Marty St. George, told the local paper, the American-Statesman, that “We have a very clear brand image, and Austin has the very attractive demographics Austin.bmpthat are consistent with that – younger, college educated. It’s a JetBlue kind of city.” They took note of the Austin news up in Fort Worth, where the local paper, the Star-Telegram, ran a story headlined “JetBlue to expand non-stop flights from Austin; still nothing in North Texas.” JetBlue, will also up gauge its Austin service May 1 by substituting an Airbus A320 on its two-year-old Austin-Boston Logan route.
JetBlue is also building up a city that has little in common with New York other than the fact that they are both in the lower 48 states. It announced a new route, Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, starting May 1, making the ‘Sin City’ its sixth Salt Lake City destination. This will be an Airbus route, as are the other JetBlue routes out of the Utah capital. They are to four cities in California (SFO, San Diego, Burbank, and Long Beach) plus JFK. No quotes about Salt Lake City being a JetBlue kind of town.

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