In a move aimed to draw some of the limelight away from Southwest, JetBlue has announced plans to serve Boston next year from Newark’s Liberty International Airport. Right now, only Continental flies nonstop between Newark and Boston and commands a steep price for the short flight: $800+ for a r/t flight–if you purchase in advance. With JetBlue joining the fray, look for prices to drop, precipitously at first, but then to settle at much more competitive rate.
The move comes just days after Southwest announced its plans to begin serving Newark next year, after the airline picked up 18 slots in a deal with Continental.
The "Southwest Effect" and now the "JetBlue Effect" is coming to EWR!