JetBlue to begin Fort Lauderdale-Pittsburgh flights

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JetBlue Airways plans to launch daily non-stop service between Pittsburgh and Fort Lauderdale on 29 October, as part of an ongoing expansion at the southern Florida airport.

"Pittsburghers have asked for a nonstop, year-round connection to Florida. With the introduction of this service, customers will not only save time, but also save money as this is traditionally a high-fare route. Besides access to South Florida, this will also meet the great demand for travels onwards to the Caribbean and Latin America," says Robin Hayes, JetBlue's president.

JetBlue will compete against Southwest Airlines on the route, schedules in Innovata show.

JetBlue is growing its presence at Fort Lauderdale, where it operates 26 routes out of. It will launch service to Montego Bay, Port of Spain and Punta Cana on 1 May. The airline will also add service to Albany in 2015.