by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 23, 2015
JetBlue is planning to upgrade its service to Boston's Logan International Airport. The carrier, the top airline at the facility, will introduce Mint, its premium flights with new Airbus A321 aircraft, to passengers flying from the city to San Francisco beginning in March 2016 and to Los Angeles beginning in fall 2016. Mint seasonal service will be added to flights to the Caribbean beginning in March 2016 with a weekly Saturday roundtrip between Boston and Barbados.

"We saw the opportunity to bring humanity back to premium coast-to-coast travel, traditionally offered at high prices and with mediocre service," said Robin Hayes, JetBlue's president and CEO.

Mint planes include private suites with the widest seat and longest fully-flat bed in the U.S. domestic market, tapas-style dining, custom amenity kits, a 15-inch flat-screen with more than 100 channels of DirecTV programming and more than 100 channels of SiriusXM radio, and free Fly-Fi broadband Internet access.

In addition, the airline will begin flying to Nashville International Airport from Boston, the 60th nonstop destination from the city, beginning in spring 2016; at the same time, daily nonstops will begin flying from Nashville to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Fla.

In January 2016, JetBlue will add more flights from Boston to the 12 destinations it serves from Logan, offering an average of 118 daily departures in winter and up to 140 in summer.