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U.S. Airline Execs Disappointed with Outcome of White House Meeting Over Gulf Subsidies

U.S. Airline Execs Disappointed with Outcome of White House Meeting Over Gulf Subsidies

The highly-publicized meeting of airline CEOs and President Trump may not have gone as the executives might have hoped, according to people familiar with the meeting.
While attendees included American CEO Doug Parker, United CEO Oscar Munoz, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, and Atlas Air CEO Bill Flynn, Delta’s CEO, Ed Bastian, was noticeably absent and Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar al-Baker, was also in attendance.
The issue at hand …

CEOs from American, United, JetBlue Meet with Trump Over Gulf Airline Subsidies

CEOs from American, United, JetBlue Meet with Trump Over Gulf Airline Subsidies

Top executives from American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and two freight carriers met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday about concerns about government subsidies of airlines in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
The roster included American CEO Doug Parker, United CEO Oscar Munoz, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, and Atlas Air CEO Bill Flynn.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker was also in …

JetBlue Adds Former UPS Executive to Board of Directors

JetBlue Adds Former UPS Executive to Board of Directors

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Teri P. McClure to the company’s board of directors as an independent director.
Ms. McClure was most recently chief human resources officer and senior vice president of labor at United Parcel Service. She joined UPS’ legal department in 1995, specializing in employment issues.
Prior to joining UPS, Ms. McClure was in private practice.
Ms. McClure attended the Emory University School of Law where she received a juris …

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service from New York to Guadeloupe

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service from New York to Guadeloupe

JetBlue Airways announced thrice-weekly service linking New York City with Guadeloupe.
The airline announced plans for the new route on Bastille Day, France’s national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.
The carrier will operate the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, starting February 1, 2020, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Guadeloupe is an archipelago and an overseas region of …

JetBlue Traffic, Capacity Up for June

JetBlue Traffic, Capacity Up for June

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for June 2019. The carrier’s traffic and capacity were up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.6 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.7% from 4.4 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity increased by 4.8% to 5.3 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 5.06 billion ASMs in June 2018.
Meanwhile, the carrier’s passenger load factor …

JetBlue Celebrates Pride Month with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’-Inspired Aircraft

JetBlue Celebrates Pride Month with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’-Inspired Aircraft

As part of its partnership with the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” JetBlue Airways unveiled an Airbus A320 named Shantay Blue Stay. The new moniker is an homage to the show’s catchphrase, “Shantay, you stay,” which RuPaul says to the drag queen contestant who gets to stay on the show, while the other is eliminated with the words, “sashay away.”
Meanwhile, two of the show’s most famous contestants – Bob the Drag …

JetBlue Posts Increase in Traffic and Capacity for May

JetBlue Posts Increase in Traffic and Capacity for May

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for May 2019. The carrier’s traffic and capacity were up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.59 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.7% from 4.34 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity increased by 5.4% to 5.34 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 5.06 billion ASMs in May 2018.
Meanwhile, the carrier’s passenger load factor …