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JetBlue Sees Q2 Profit Soar Thanks to Higher Fares

JetBlue Sees Q2 Profit Soar Thanks to Higher Fares

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the first quarter of 2017.
The New York-based airline reported first quarter revenue of $1.8 billion, a hefty 12.1% increase from $1.6 billion in Q2 2016.
Net income for the quarter was $211 million, a rise of 16.7% from $181 million in 2016.
“Our second quarter unit revenue exceeded our initial guidance as a result of our targeted revenue initiatives and a solid demand environment,” said the …

JetBlue Stands Its Ground After Ejecting Family from Flight

JetBlue Stands Its Ground After Ejecting Family from Flight

Despite criticism on social media, JetBlue Airways refused to apologize to a New York family of five after ejecting them from a flight to Florida.
Mandy Ifrah, who was on board the aircraft with her husband and three children, said that the family was removed because her one-year-old child kicked another passenger’s seatback. JetBlue, however, said that the situation on June 21 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport occurred “after a verbal …

JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue to Expand Dramatically at JFK with Second Terminal

JetBlue Airways announced plans Friday to expand its presence at John F. Kennedy International Airport through the development of a new and additional terminal.
The New York-based airline released Friday a Request for Qualifications seeking companies to develop the former Terminal 6 site at the airport and possibly the current Terminal 7 site for its use.
The airline said that the additional space would allow for an increase in the number of …

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue Airways said Friday it would offer members of other airlines’ frequent-flyer programs a match to Mosaic status.
The match would be valid for the remainder of 2017 and is applicable to flyers with the following elite status levels: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, MVP Gold, and MVP Gold 75k; American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum; Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Medallion Silver, Medallion Gold, Medallion Platinum, and …

JetBlue Reports Load Factor Decrease for June

JetBlue Reports Load Factor Decrease for June

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for June 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor dropped.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.08 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.2% from 3.95 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 4% to 4.77 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.59 billion ASMs …

JetBlue to Introduce Self-Boarding Using Facial Recognition

JetBlue to Introduce Self-Boarding Using Facial Recognition

JetBlue said Wednesday it will test the use of a self-boarding process that uses facial recognition on international flights departing the United States.
In partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the New York-based airline will try a paperless biometric self-boarding process using technology from technology supplier SITA.
The pilot will roll out on the airline’s Boston-Aruba route. Passengers opting in will use a dedicated line and will be photographed at the …

JetBlue Sees Large Increase in April Traffic

JetBlue Sees Large Increase in April Traffic

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for April 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic, capacity, and load factor were all up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.068 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.2% from 3.76 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 6.6% to 4.767 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.472 billion …