ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — JetBlue says it plans to start daily service at the Albany airport, the last of the large airports in New York state to land the low-cost airline.
Sen. Charles Schumer has joined local officials and executives from New York-based JetBlue to make the announcement Monday at Albany International Airport in suburban Colonie (kah-luh-NEE').
JetBlue will start operations at the airport in 2015. Schumer says Florida will be one of the destinations serviced by JetBlue. Specific routes haven't been announced.
Albany will be the airline's eighth market in the state. JetBlue already services Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Newburgh, Westchester and both New York City airports.
Schumer was at the Albany airport last month to call on JetBlue to start serving the state capital, a move that's seen as potential boost to the local economy.