JetBlue To Fly Nonstop from Charleston (CHS) to Los Angeles (LAX)

September 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC – JetBlue announced plans to begin daily nonstop service from Charleston (CHS) to Los Angeles (LAX) on December 18, 2020. This will be the state of South Carolina’s first nonstop flight to California.

“Los Angeles service from Charleston International Airport has been a key strategic objective for Team CHS,” said Charleston County Aviation Authority CEO Elliott Summey. “JetBlue’s new service will allow both business and leisure travelers convenient access to and from one of the most important airport gateways to the world. We are obviously delighted with this milestone addition of air service for the region.”

“We are excited to expand our Charleston service with a new direct flight to LAX. Since beginning flights to Charleston, we’ve seen an extraordinary level of community support that has allowed us to continually expand” said Scott Laurence, Head of Revenue and Planning, JetBlue.

“This new addition furthers our commitment to our Charleston customers, and gives more customers our award-winning service, to more of the destinations we know they want to fly.” There is good reason to expect residents of Southern California to be excited about this new service. According to Helen Hill, CEO of Explore Charleston and Chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, “It’s worth noting that California has been in our top ten states of visitor inquiry for at least 20 years. Being able to fly nonstop from LAX to Charleston will turn Californians’ interest into action.”

JetBlue is widely recognized for its gracious service and for its commitment to the health and safety of its passengers and crew. In addition to Los Angeles, JetBlue also serves the region with flights to New York (JFK), Newark, and Boston. With the return of Fort Lauderdale service in October, JetBlue will serve five of the top Lowcountry markets. Hill continued, “JetBlue has been a wonderful partner for the Charleston region, and their steadfast confidence in our market has never been more evident than with today’s announcement of transcontinental service. There is no doubt that the new service will provide a timely boost as our visitor industry continues its economic rebound. And since LAX is our largest market without direct service, we share JetBlue’s confidence in the long-term success of this exciting new route. Our work toward its success begins today.”

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Flight Schedule
Departure Dep Time Arrival Arr Time Aircraft
CHS 6:00pm LAX 8:46pm A320
LAX 9:00am CHS 4:29pm A320
Aircraft seats 162 passengers.