JetBlue, by contrast, got its start in 1999 at Kennedy Airport; it approaches big city airports with no fear. Arriving in Boston in 2004, it has added flights in every year since. New markets this year include Washington Reagan National and Sarasota, as well as Phoenix. JetBlue's share at Logan has grown steadily from 5% and seven destinations in 2004 to 19.5% in December, according to OAG. And JetBlue continues to grow.
"We plan to increase our Boston departures by approximately 30% year-over-year this summer, accounting for 4.5 points of our expected 2010
JetBlue's 2010 capacity growth of 6% to 8% will likely represent the biggest expansion in the airline industry. JetBlue plans seven daily departures to National. Meanwhile,
Aviation experts say post-2001 downsizing by network carriers, combined with favorable airport polices, has enabled Boston Logan to change course."
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