JetBlue to Reduce Capacity by At Least 40% Due to Lower Demand from Coronavirus Outbreak

By Paul Riegler on 18 March 2020
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JetBlue Airways said it plans to cut capacity by at least 40% in April and May, adding that it also expects to see “substantial cuts” in June and July.

The New York-based airline will ground some of its Airbus and Embraer fleet. It currently operates 202 A320 and A321 aircraft, has orders for 76 A321neos and A321XLRs, as well as for 70 A220-300s.

“We know this is not an easy move –it will impact hours for many frontline Crewmembers, but it is also essential that we reduce capacity in the face of dramatically falling demand,” the airline said in a statement.

The carrier also plans cost-cutting measures “wherever we can” and the top two executives at the airline will take 50% pay cuts for the foreseeable future.

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