FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Florida Express Jet Travel, Inc. d/b/a Florida Express Jet today announced that it will inaugurate a low-cost pattern of air service throughout the State of Florida. Initial service will be between Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Tallahassee for as low as $69.00 and even includes free Wi-Fi.
"As a frequent traveler within the Sunshine State, I am excited to see Florida Express Jet coming to FLL to open their Florida headquarters. Their intrastate service will give travelers an option to fly within Florida's key markets and do business around our state. This is another great indication that our economy is getting stronger and people are getting back to work,” states Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner.
Starting March 20, 2014, Florida Express Jet will inaugurate air service and provide vacation packages with Boeing 737-400 jets between Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Tallahassee. The prices on the Florida Express Jet flights will be low and without any advance purchase or minimum-stay requirements. “All” coach seats on “all” nonstop flights will be priced at $69.00. This includes all 8 daily flights in the Ft. Lauderdale-Orlando and Orlando-Tallahassee markets. One-stop service between Ft. Lauderdale and Tallahassee will be a flat $99.00. A Better Business Class service with (2-2) first class like seating, extra legroom and free drinks will be a $30.00 add-on. There will be a $25.00 per bag fee to offset ground handling and airport costs but no extra fees for ticket changes, preferred seating, carry-on bags or for snacks or soft drinks.
Flights will depart Ft. Lauderdale at 7am nonstop to Orlando arriving at 7:50am and continue on to Tallahassee arriving at 9:20am. The morning return flight will depart Tallahassee at 10am nonstop to Orlando arriving at 10:50am and continuing on to Ft. Lauderdale. This pattern will be repeated in the afternoon with a Ft. Lauderdale-Orlando departure at 2pm that will arrive in Orlando at 2:50pm and depart at 3:30pm to Tallahassee. The late afternoon return will leave Tallahassee at 5:10pm nonstop to Orlando and continuing on to Ft. Lauderdale. The last flight will depart Orlando at 6:35pm and arrive in Ft. Lauderdale at 7:25pm.
This pattern of service, which focuses exclusively on flights within Florida, is designed to give travelers in both South Florida and Orlando the opportunity to arrive in Tallahassee by 9:20am each morning and return at 5:10pm--a full day in the State Capitol. Residents of Northern Florida will also now have nonstop jet service to Orlando twice daily and 1 stop service to Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida. This service should prove extremely attractive to business and vacation travellers as well as to the many state students and alumni at FSU, the University of Florida; UCF and many other state educational institutions that have had to drive between these cities in the past.
Jeff Thompson, Director of Sales for Florida Express Jet added, "This service pattern will now give Floridians an opportunity to save precious time traveling throughout the State of Florida without having to visit Atlanta Hartsfield Airport for a connecting flight or driving for up to 6-8 hours."
The Florida Express Jet service will be provided with Boeing 737-400 jets that are operated by Swift Airlines. Swift is an FAA-certified large jet operator that currently provides charter flights for major collegiate athletic teams and for the NBA Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks and NHL Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. The Florida Express Jet aircraft will be equipped with 12 Business Class and 138 Coach seats. Free Wi-Fi will be available on all flights. The aircraft will be painted in true Florida colors featuring the Florida sun, water and beaches, palm trees and the state Everglades. All seats on the aircraft are soft blue leather.
Thompson further added, "This new service and low prices are designed to stimulate new travelers to see the great State of Florida and to offer flying that `costs less than driving.'" He further states that "our low cost, unrestricted fares will remind Floridians of the early days of Air Florida, Southwest Airlines and PSA Airlines as they established their foothold with low fares and great service in their respective states of Florida, Texas and California. We will continue to add service as demand warrants to all of the major cities throughout the State of Florida. Like many of the travel companies in Florida that offer regularly-scheduled charter flights and vacation packages to Cuba on a daily basis, Florida Express Jet will focus its attention and service exclusively on markets within this great state."
Florida Express Jet's low fare service is OPEN FOR SALE on its web site. Reservations can be made at www.floridaexpressjet.com.
Further information and printed schedules can be received by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Florida Express Jet Travel d/b/a Florida Express Jet is the holder of Seller of Travel authority from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Its headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale and the travel will be out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport.