JetBlue now flying from Charleston International Airport

Image by Flickr user caribb A JetBlue Embraer E-190 plane.

Update: As of Today, February 28, JetBlue is now flying from Charleston, twice a day with nonstop service from New York JFK and once a day to Boston BOS and two time to Boston on Saturday.

First reporting: First the Charleston airport got discount airline Southwest, then word came it would get AirTran thanks to a merger with Southwest, and now things just got even better: JetBlue is coming.

But the airline seems to be only testing the waters, offering twice daily nonstop service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and one daily flight to Boston’s Logan (BOS).

Flights are scheduled to start Thursday, February 28, 2013.

The airline will be flying 100-seat Embraer E190 planes with leather seats, a first-checked bag free, and live TV on the back of each seat.

The Post and Courier writes that the deal is in large part thanks to the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau plunking down some $700,000 to help JetBlue market its services.

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