JetBlue recently inaugurated its second route from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with two daily A320 nonstops to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City. The airline also reinstated its daily flights to Boston’s Logan International Airport which were temporarily suspended due to the COVID19 pandemic.
The JFK flights once again feature JetBlue’s complimentary Wi-fi and DirectTV access for all passengers. The New York airport is located on the south shore of the borough of Queens, about 12 miles from LaGuardia Airport (in northern Queens) and 18 miles from Midtown Manhattan. JetBlue’s corporate headquarters is also located in Queens, and the JFK hub is the airline’s largest. It’s route system from JFK includes extensive service to the southeast including multiple destinations in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Delta Air Lines also serves the MSP-JFK route with multiple daily flights to its massive international hub located there. Delta flies from the Twin Cities to New York’s other major airports, LaGuardia, the closest to Manhattan (8 miles), and Newark International Airport in New Jersey. Figures from 2019 show the route to be a popular from from Minnesota, with about 1,400 daily travelers on average.
JetBlue recently entered into an interline agreement with American Airlines where the two carriers will soon codeshare specific international flights to support their respective route systems from Boston and New York. JetBlue’s Twin Cities flights utilize Terminal 2 at MSP.