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JetBlue adds second daily flight connecting Tampa to Washington, D.C.

TAMPA — Get ready for a day trip to Washington, D.C.

JetBlue Airways announced Thursday that it will add a second daily route connecting Tampa International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport starting July 2. The new schedule of flights will allow travelers to spend just a few hours at either destination.

Here's the new schedule: The first flight will leave Tampa at 8:42 a.m. and arrive in Washington, D.C., at 11 a.m. Then it will leave Washington at 11:44 a.m. and arrive in Tampa at 2 p.m.

The second flight of the day will depart Tampa at 1:41 p.m. and land in Washington at 4 p.m., then leave Washington at 5:45 p.m. and arrive in Tampa at 8:06 p.m.

The schedule for Saturday flights will be slightly different, but those times were not released.

JetBlue said it was able to offer another Tampa-Washington daily flight because it acquired additional takeoff and landing rights that were relinquished in the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The U.S. Department of Justice approved the merger of the two airlines if they agreed in return to give up a combined 52 round trips, or a total of 104 airport slots.

"Tampa was one of JetBlue's original markets and continues to be among our largest and most popular destinations," stated Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning. "We are pleased to be growing our service from Tampa Bay to the nation's capital with fairer fares and better service than the other guys are offering."

JetBlue adds second daily flight connecting Tampa to Washington, D.C. 03/06/14 [Last modified: Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:42pm]
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