FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: JetBlue Corporate Communications Tel: +1 718 709 3089 [email protected]
Melissa Matheney Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows 530-452-7105 or [email protected]

Fly Nonstop to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows; JetBlue Announces New Flight from New York to Reno-Tahoe

  • Nonstop flights between New York’s JFK and Reno-Tahoe begin May 28, 2015 •    Introductory fares starting at $89 one way (a) for travel May 28 – June 17, 2015 available until January 16, 2015 •    JetBlue customers receive exclusive access to the 2015-16 Tahoe Powder Pack, offering six days of skiing and riding at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl

[Reno, Nev.] January 13, 2015 – JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline™, today announces it will be the only airline to offer nonstop service between Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the U.S. East Coast as it launches service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 28, 2015. Reno-Tahoe will be the airline’s 89th destination and is among a number of new JetBlue routes in the West.
To celebrate the new route, JetBlue is offering an introductory fare of only $89 one way (a) between May 28 and June 17, 2015. All introductory fare tickets must be purchased by January 14, 2015.
“A nonstop link between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and New York City is long overdue. JetBlue is pleased to provide the only direct service linking the east coast to an airport that is the gateway to so many great year-round destinations in the Reno-Tahoe region. Customers will finally have easy access to Reno, beautiful Lake Tahoe, the great historic town of Truckee, Donner Lake, Tuolumne River and the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain range- home to Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park and two National Monuments. We are eager to bring the JetBlue Experience to Reno-Tahoe so customers can enjoy our superior customer offering that includes the most legroom in coach, with live TV at every seat and great service offered by JetBlue’s award-winning crewmembers,” said James Hnat, JetBlue’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal & Government Affairs.
“This flight is the result of a truly collaborative effort in action, which includes elected officials, civic leaders, and private sector leaders from Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada. All of us, and our communities, look forward to welcoming JetBlue to Reno-Tahoe,” said Andy Wirth, Vice Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees.
“Landing non-stop daily service on an incredible airline like JetBlue is an example of what this region can do when it works together for a common goal,” said Marily Mora, President/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, said. “We are bringing the Biggest Little City and the Big Apple together. We are bringing JetBlue to the blue waters of Lake Tahoe. It’s a great day for the Reno-Tahoe region.”
As New York’s Hometown Airline™, customers from Reno-Tahoe will be able to easily connect to JetBlue’s large network at its very own Terminal 5 at JFK, including access to the largest network to the Caribbean. With Reno-Tahoe, JetBlue will offer nonstop routes to 66 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.
JetBlue’s Schedule between New York’s JFK and Reno-Tahoe as of May 28, 2015:
JFK – RNO  7:40 p.m. – 11:07 p.m.
RNO – JFK 11:59 p.m. – 8:09 a.m.   JetBlue has continuously expanded its presence in the West, with new services recently launched between Salt Lake City (SLC) and Orlando, Fla. (MCO) on November 12, 2014; San Francisco (SFO) to Las Vegas (LAS) on January 5, 2015; and the upcoming Portland, Ore. (PDX) to Anchorage, Alaska (ANC) on June 18, 2015.
JetBlue Customers Receive Exclusive Access to Tahoe Powder Pack In celebration of this new flight Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl Resort will give JetBlue customers flying nonstop from New York to Reno-Tahoe access to the 2015-16 Tahoe Powder Pack. The Tahoe Powder Pack gives skiers and riders six lift tickets valid at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl Resort, with no blackout dates. For just $399, guests will be able to ski any six days, including weekends and holidays, in any combination they want, at Tahoe’s three best mountains.
About JetBlue Airways JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. Service to Cleveland will launch April 30, 2015. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features 42 lifts and 270 trails, as well as the European-inspired Village at Squaw Valley featuring nearly 60 bars, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. Snowfall averages 11.5 meters, providing one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe, and establishing Squaw | Alpine as a top destination for spring skiing and boarding. Squaw | Alpine also boasts one of the region’s only mountain-top beginner areas and several intermediate skier havens including Shirley Lake and the newly renamed Pacific Crest Bowls.
(a)  Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by 1/16/15 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from New York City, NY (JFK)  to Reno, NV (RNO) on Mon., Tue., Wed. and Sat. only between 5/28/15 and 6/17/15 (no blackout dates). Fare is subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight’s scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines apply). Fare does not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. $25 fee per person applies to fares purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $150 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply.

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