says it wants to begin flying between New York's Kennedy Airport and Chicago's O'Hare.
In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, JetBlue requested "prompt approval" for eight arrival authorizations at O'Hare, a congested airport with restrictions on arrival slots, starting in November.
JetBlue said in the letter that it has 44% of all Kennedy departures and 24% of the airport's domestic departures. The airline also said that "whenever JetBlue enters a new market and introduces low fares to the traveling public, the competition matches fares and increases capacity."
"We've made no secret about our interest in Chicago service and having that service be at O'Hare International Airport," JetBlue spokesman Bryan Baldwin said.
Delta Air Lines
both operate flights between Kennedy and O'Hare.