getBlue is a community campaign made up of city officials, business leaders, professionals, education institutions, and residents who wish to establish jetBlue direct airline service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Tallahassee International Airport.
There are currently 13,000 residents who live in South Florida who attend Florida State University, Florida A&M, or Tallahassee Community College. The tri-county region is also home to thousands of alumni – 35,000 Seminoles who bleed garnet and gold and another 7,000 Florida A&M grads who cheer on as their Rattlers strike, strike, and strike again. The schools boast more than 1,200 season ticket holders living in South Florida and they would love a direct fight between the two cities.
Parents and students are on a tight budget, and driving more than 450 miles to see one another when school’s in session or watch a game gets old really quickly. Not to mention the important, low-cost fare option that comes with the regularity of doing business at the seat of state government.
jetBlue could change that.
Regular air service from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Tallahassee International Airport is a game-changing solution to a long, sometimes risky driving option for families and business.
Why is this direct route so important?
- There’s no jetBlue service between Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee, so a low-cost fare structure is not currently an option.
- Adding regular service between the two cities would reduce overall ticket prices, creating a greater incentive for travelers to choose the airline.
- jetBlue’s outstanding customer service harmonizes with the expectations of business and leisure travelers throughout the region, and jetBlue aircraft are the perfect size for frequent interstate service.