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JetBlue begins nonstop flights from Buffalo-LA

Posted at 8:39 AM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 08:39:32-04

You can now fly coast to coast nonstop from Buffalo to Los Angeles.

Thursday, Jet Blue will begin offering one nonstop flight a day to and from Los Angeles out of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The expansion was originally announced in February when Jet Blue officials said it will start a test to see the success and popularity of the flights.

United States Senator Chuck Schumer says these flights will "increase travel opportunities for Buffalonians, and boost business travel."

47% of travelers at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport come from Canada and Schumer says that number may even increase with non-stop flights available to Los Angeles.