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JetBlue Airways January Traffic, Load Factor Down

JetBlue Airways January Traffic, Load Factor Down

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for January 2018. The carrier said that its total traffic and load factor were down, while its capacity increased slightly for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 3.80 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decline of 1.7% from 3.86 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity inched up slightly, increasing 0.1% to 4.639 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, …

Nine Airlines Donate $28 Million to National Air and Space Museum to Remodel Major Exhibit

Nine Airlines Donate $28 Million to National Air and Space Museum to Remodel Major Exhibit

The National Air and Space Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. will be remodeling one of its main attractions, courtesy of $28 million in donations from nine commercial airlines.
The beneficiary of this largess, “America by Air,” is a gallery that chronicles the history and milestones of commercial aviation, featuring items and artifacts such as uniforms, , and planes that museum visitors can enter.
The donations are unique in …

JetBlue Profit Soars in Fourth Quarter

JetBlue Profit Soars in Fourth Quarter

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017.
The New York-based airline said its fourth-quarter net income rose to $672 million, a 291% increase from $172 million in Q4 2016.
The New York-based airline reported fourth quarter revenue of $1.8 billion, a 12.5% increase from last year’s $1.6 billion.
The carrier said that passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by 0.8% year-over-year for the fourth quarter, up …

JetBlue Reports Drop in Load Factor for December

JetBlue Reports Drop in Load Factor for December

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for December 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor fell for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.08 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.7% from 3.97 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also rose, increasing 4.4% to 4.93 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.72 …

JetBlue to Link Fort Lauderdale with Santiago

JetBlue to Link Fort Lauderdale with Santiago

JetBlue Airways announced new daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Santiago, in the Dominican Republic.
The service will start June 14, 2018.
The New York-based carrier will depart Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 8:30 a.m. local time, arriving at Santiago de Compostela Airport at 10:30 a.m. The return trip will depart Santiago at 11:35 a.m., arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 1:50 p.m.
Santiago is on Atlantic Standard Time.
JetBlue first began to offer service …

What You Read in 2017: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

With the year 2017 coming to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year. The big news was, of course, the retirement of Boeing 747s at the two remaining U.S. carriers that continued to operate them, Delta and United.
Our new Centurion List of the 10 Best Hotels in the World made the cut as did a very practical guide …

JetBlue Plane Skids Off Taxiway in Boston

JetBlue Plane Skids Off Taxiway in Boston

A JetBlue flight from Savannah skidded off the taxiway after landing at Boston’s Logan International Airport late Monday.
JetBlue Flight 50, an Airbus A320, had just landed at 7:15 p.m. local time on an icy runway when it skidded, officials said. Airport firefighters helped passengers disembark and they were transported by bus to the terminal.
“We were straight and all of a sudden we started to spin, ending up in a snow …