JetBlue will launch its second year of flights between Hyannis and JFK Airport in New York on Thursday, June 18. According to a release from the Barnstable Municipal Airport, the daily, non-stop flights will continue through Labor Day.
"We are thrilled to have JetBlue back this season," said Barnstable Municipal Airport Manager Roland "Bud" Breault. As with last year, passengers will fly JetBlue aboard a 100-seat Embraer E190.
Last year more than 12,000 people flew between Cape Cod and the Big Apple over 11 weeks. This year, the season will begin 8 days earlier, the release said.
"People told us they enjoyed the speed and convenience of the flights and the fact that they didn't have to fight traffic congestion on I-95," Breault said.
In November, when JetBlue announced they would re-up with the Hyannis-based airport for a second season, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross said, "We are looking to build on that strong performance and demonstrate long term to JetBlue that Cape Cod is a first rate destination for them."
Flights will depart JFK at 11:22 a.m. each day, arriving in Hyannis at 12:28 p.m. The return flight from Hyannis to JFK will be at 1:09 p.m., arriving in New York at 2:21 p.m.
Tickets for 2015 flights between Hyannis and New York are currently on sale at JetBlue.com.