FLY JETBLUE AND ENJOY DISCOUNTED LODGING, LIFT TICKET PACKAGES AT VERMONT’S KILLINGTON RESORT

12/19/2007

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Tom Horrocks
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Sarah-May Chapman
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KILLINGTON, Vt. – Kick off the New Year and enjoy the best ski and snowboard conditions, diverse terrain, legendary nightlife, events, après and lodging selection at Vermont’s Killington Resort by flying JetBlue to Rutland’s Southern Vermont Regional Airport.

JetBlue has expanded its marketing partnership with Cape Air at Boston’s Logan International Airport to include new codeshare service to Rutland, Vermont. Together JetBlue and Cape Air provide the only commercial airline service to Vermont’s Killington Resort with low fares and convenient connections from across the country.

“JetBlue’s service into Rutland provides another great opportunity for skiers to access the largest ski and snowboard resort in the eastern United States,” said Dave Rathbun, director of sales and marketing for Killington Resort. “Combined with one of our Ski and Stay packages, skiers will enjoy exceptional value and the best conditions seen at Killington in over a decade.”

Through the JetBlue-Cape Air alliance, JetBlue has placed its code on flights operated by Cape Air to/from the Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, making it possible for customers to book travel on a single itinerary to Rutland from top domestic destinations that connect through JetBlue’s Boston focus city including New York/JFK, Washington/Dulles, Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Since March 2007, the two airlines have provided joint service to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown, and Hyannis, Mass.

“Vermonters have been ardent supporters of JetBlue since we first launched low-fare service to their state in 2000. Today we’re thrilled to be adding even more travel options for them through our partner Cape Air,” said JetBlue CEO Dave Barger.

Skiers and riders can enjoy the best lodging and lift ticket value by purchasing a complete ski & stay package from the professionals at Killington Central Reservations – “the local experts” – representing 65 lodging properties throughout the Killington region. 

January Ski and Stay specials:

Killington New Year’s First Tracks
Now that your holiday obligations are over, take advantage of big savings with the New Year's First Tracks package. Arrive either Tuesday January 1 for 4 or 5 nights, or Wednesday January 2 for 4 nights and depart by Sunday January 6, 2008. Packages start at $100 per person, per night.

Ski and Stay Packages from $112 per person, per night
Two to seven-day Ski and Stay packages including lodging and lift tickets start at just $112 per person, per night. Choose from a wide range of lodging properties, including the Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Spa.

Free Ski and Snowboard Lessons
When you purchase a three-day or more adult lift ticket, receive a free adult group lesson on any afternoon your ticket is valid.

Kids Ski Free
Kids ages 12 and younger ski and ride free five days, Monday through Friday, when parents pre-purchase prior to arrival a five-day or more lift ticket by booking a package or through Killington eTickets. Offer is not valid during selected holiday periods. One free child per paid parent. Kids ages 5 and younger always ski and ride free when accompanied by an adult.

*Package Details: Minimum two nights lodging and two-day lift ticket are required for package rates. Rates shown are based on four people in a one-bedroom condominium and do not include tax or service fees. Other room types and occupancies are available at varying rates. Rates are based on availability, may vary by season and other restrictions may apply.

January Events at Killington Resort

Telemark Demo Day
Jan 13
Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop brings some of the top telemark manufacturers to Killington’s Pico Mountain for a day of demos and an opportunity to ski the latest gear. This event is free to anyone with a lift ticket for the day or valid season pass.

National Safety Awareness Week
Jan 19-25
National Safety Awareness Week reminds skiers and snowboarders of the “Heads Up – Know the Code” campaign geared towards educating skiers and riders of all ages about safety awareness on the slopes. Kids and adults will be able to participate in fun, educational activities. Look for more information as the week approaches.
During National Safety Awareness Week Jan. 19-25 receive a free lift ticket with the purchase of a new ski or snowboard helmet at Killington Sports. Lift ticket is valid mid-week, non-holiday through the 2008 season.

About Killington Resort - The largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington features diverse terrain, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. www.Killington.com.

About JetBlue - New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style.  Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers the most legroom throughout coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines) and is the first U.S. domestic carrier to introduce complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services using an onboard wireless network.  JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control.  Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details.  JetBlue serves 53 cities with up to 550 daily flights.  With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required.  For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.

About Cape Air - Cape Air, the largest independent regional airline in the U.S., serves over 700,000 passengers annually with over 130,000 flights in destinations around the world including New England, Indiana, the Caribbean, Florida, and Micronesia. With its fleet of more than 50 Cessna 402s and ATR-42s, employee-owned Cape Air operates up to 900 flights per day.  Cape Air, which is based in Hyannis, MA, also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. . For more information, visit www.flycapeair.com or call (800) 352-0714.

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