JetBlue Airways announced this morning that it will add two daily flights between Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington.
The new service will begin June 19 with an introductory one-way fare as low as $30. Tickets will go on sale this morning.
Standard coach fares on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional trains start at $63 one way between Bridgeport and Washington. The fare from Hartford is $88 without discounts, according to Amtrak’s web site.
“The Hartford market has truly embraced JetBlue and we think this new Washington service will be another popular route for local fliers,” said Scott Laurence, the airline’s vice president of network planning.
“This summer JetBlue will offer nine daily flights from Bradley, and we hope to keep growing that presence in the years ahead with the support of the local community.”
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a frequent flyer to Washington, praised JetBlue for adding service in a time when mergers and consolidations have meant fewer options for air travelers.
Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority which operates Bradley, said “These new flights continue to enhance Bradley’s overall route structure as Washington, D.C. is an important destination for customers travelling for business as well as for pleasure.”