Great news for folks flying from Tampa International and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airports. JetBlue has announced new flights for the airports. This is big since many flights have been cancelled or removed from other airline schedules.
The new JetBlue flights go into effect on August 6, 2020. From the JetBlue press release – There will be a new route between Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
There will also be a new route between Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). As well as a new route between TPA and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
JetBlue also said that the routes will give their customers great new options that will offer low fares which is more great news to travelers.
JetBlue also announced that there are other Florida cities that will be receiving new routes that include Fort Myers, Palm Beach and Orlando.
From JetBlue website
Safety from the Ground Up
We’re going above and beyond to keep our customers and crewmembers safe and well. We’re heartened to see communities cautiously taking steps to re-open. As we move forward, the safety and well-being of both our customers and crewmembers remains our #1 priority and we continue to take a multi-layered approach where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts—grounded in guidance from the CDC and our own infectious disease specialist. For 20 years, JetBlue has raised the bar and set new standards in the industry. You can count on us to keep doing that—so you can always count on a healthy and safe travel experience, both in the air and on the ground.
Conducting temperature checks for our customer-facing crewmembers
We are checking the temperatures of our customer-facing crewmembers as an added layer of protection to help ensure our crewmembers are healthy. While crewmembers are instructed not to work if they are not feeling well, we also recommend our customers monitor their health and reschedule their travel if not feeling well.
Requiring face coverings for all crewmembers while boarding, in flight, and when physical distancing cannot be maintained
All JetBlue crewmembers are required to wear face coverings while they are at work. A face covering is any well-secured cloth (like a bandana or scarf) or mask that covers your nose and mouth. The CDC offers guidance on face coverings and we are directing our customers to their website for further details on effective face coverings.
Filtering cabin air through hospital-grade HEPA air filters with cabin air completely changing about every three minutes
All of our aircraft are equipped with hospital-grade HEPA air filters. All recirculated air is passed through these filters before re-entering the cabin or being mixed with fresh air. HEPA filters remove 99.97% or more of particles, bacteria and viruses. All of the air in the cabin is completely changed about every three minutes with approximately 50% fresh air and 50% HEPA filtered air.
Requiring face coverings for all customers during check-in, boarding and in flight
All customers are now required to wear a face covering over their nose & mouth throughout their journey, including during check-in, boarding, while in flight and deplaning. CDC guidance defines a suitable face covering as an item of cloth that fits snugly against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric and allow for unrestricted breathing. Young children who are not able to maintain a face covering are exempt from this requirement.
This is just a few of the safety measures being taken by JetBlue. You can read about more safety measures on JetBlue here.
Photos from JetBlue Facebook page.