By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 21, 2021 at 11:06 AM

JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will launch service from Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport in the second quarter of 2022 with nonstop flights to Boston’s Logan International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In February, Spirit announced that it was adding a trio of routes to MKE, and American announced it was restarting its nonstop flights to Miami, too.

“This is exciting news for travelers throughout Wisconsin,” said airport director Brian Dranzik. “JetBlue is the largest domestic airline not already serving MKE, and this will be a fantastic option for passengers traveling to and from Milwaukee in 2022.

“The new routes also allow for easy connections to other destinations from New York and Boston. JetBlue has a robust connecting hub at both cities, and JetBlue’s new codeshare partnership with American Airlines opens up many connections to Europe and beyond on American.”

Specific flight schedules, aircraft types and launch dates are expected to be announced later in 2021.

Over the past year, Mitchell International has announced a number of upgrades to concourses and dining options, which you can read about here.

“As more travelers return to the skies, we’ve taken a fresh look at our route map and identified new places where our award-winning service and low fares can help stimulate recovery and advance our focus city growth strategy in the Northeast” said Andrea Lusso, vice president network planning for JetBlue.

“We can’t wait to introduce the JetBlue brand to new customers in Milwaukee who will soon benefit from better service and more competition. We look forward to seeing them onboard soon.”

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.