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JetBlue is unveiling big expansion plans at New York's LaGuardia and Ronald Reagan Washington National after its gained takeoff and landing slots at both airports.
The airline, based at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, said Monday it will double the number of flights at LaGuardia and Reagan by summer, bringing its total flights at each airport to at least 16 roundtrips.
At LaGuardia, JetBlue will add daily service to three new spots in Florida -- Fort Myers, Sarasota/Bradenton and Tampa -- beginning on June 11. JetBlue will also add two more daily flights to Orlando and one more per day to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and West Palm Beach.
From Reagan National, JetBlue will add three more daily flights to Boston for a total of 10, starting June 11. Also in June, JetBlue will add new service from Reagan to Tampa and increase existing service to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
JetBlue Airways Corp. got the chance to expand at LaGuardia and Reagan because Delta and US Airways swapped some takeoff and landing slots. The FAA ruled that the two could trade their rights at LaGuardia and Reagan, if they gave up some at each airport to a low-cost carrier. JetBlue outbid Southwest Airlines Co. for the slots.
Also on Monday, JetBlue began offering a "Go Pack" for flights between Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif., and San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento, Calif. The packs include 10, 20 or 30 one-way trips between the airports. Prices range between $899 and $2099. They're available on the airline's jetblue.com website for travel between March 1 and May 23.
JetBlue previously offered a few versions of unlimited flight deals. In 2009 it launched the All-You-Can-Jet plan, which offered unlimited flights for one month to anywhere JetBlue flew for a flat price. Last year brought the "Blue Pass," a more focused version that was good for three months and had three different price tiers that depended on the number of destinations.
JetBlue shares fell 2 cents to $5.84 in afternoon trading.