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JetBlue announces new routes from Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue plans to start flying between Fort Lauderdale and Turks and Caicos in November. Shown in this file photo is Governors Beach on Grand Turk.
JetBlue plans to start flying between Fort Lauderdale and Turks and Caicos in November. Shown in this file photo is Governors Beach on Grand Turk. MCT

JetBlue is adding even more flights out of its focus city of Fort Lauderdale.

The airline, which has set of goal of exceeding 100 daily flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by 2017, said this week that it plans to start service to Charleston, S.C. and Turks and Caicos later this year.

Daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Charleston International Airport is scheduled to start Nov. 19.

JetBlue must receive government operating authority before starting service to and from Providenciales International Airport in Turks and Caicos, but the airline intends to launch that route in November.

Both flights will operate with an Embraer 190 aircraft, which seats 100.

Charleston and Turks and Caicos are the airline’s seventh and eighth new nonstop routes this year from Fort Lauderdale. Other service includes flights to Mexico City, Albany, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia.

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