No More Nonstop
Left your heart in San Francisco? Well, don't plan on taking JetBlue to get it back.
In a statement to KXAN, JetBlue announced that it will no longer be offering direct service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to San Francisco. Service between the two technology hubs will end on Monday, June 16. The airline is offering full refunds and a $50 credit for all passengers with tickets for flights taking off after the last day.
The announcement comes a year after JetBlue announced it was expanding service between the two cities, with the addition of a second daily flight last summer.
While it may seem a strange move considering most airlines are expanding service to Austin, JetBlue notes that it needs to free up aircraft for new service to Washington Reagan National Airport.
But, it's not all doom and gloom. The same day JetBlue announced the San Francisco flight cancelation, Virgin America announced expanding service to ABIA and — wait for it — a second daily nonstop flight to SFO. According to Virgin, the new service will be available starting on July 8 and will offer two daily flights taking off from Austin at 9:20 am and 7 pm.