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JetBlue ‘Disappointed’ as Flight Attendants Vote to Join Union

JetBlue ‘Disappointed’ as Flight Attendants Vote to Join Union

Flight attendants at JetBlue Airways voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining a union, according to results of a vote made public Tuesday.
Two-thirds of the airline’s 5,000 cabin crewmembers voted to have the Transport Workers Union represent the inflight workforce.
“This historic victory is yet another example of the tide turning in America as workers continue to lock arms and fight back to defend their livelihoods,” said John Samuelsen, the union’s president, …

JetBlue to Introduce Fort Lauderdale-Grand Cayman Route

JetBlue to Introduce Fort Lauderdale-Grand Cayman Route

JetBlue Airways announced plans to start non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Cayman on October 25, 2018.
The one-hour flight will leave Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 10:26 a.m. local time and arrive at Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman at 10:53 a.m. Return flights will depart at 11:53 a.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 2:29 p.m.
“Grand Cayman has never been so close,” said John Checketts, the airline’s …

JetBlue Reports Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for March

JetBlue Reports Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for March

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for March 2018. 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 4.38 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 7.3% from 4.08 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 3.3% to 4.92 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.76 billion ASMs …

JetBlue to Launch Earth Month Initiatives

JetBlue to Launch Earth Month Initiatives

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of its GreenUp campaign, formerly known as the One Thing That’s Green, in honor of Earth Month.
The New York-based airline said that crewmembers and passengers will have the opportunity to donate, volunteer, and work with environmental nonprofits throughout the month. It is also launching environmentally-focused initiatives in its five focus cities, namely New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Long Beach.
In its hometown, JetBlue volunteers …

JetBlue Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for February

JetBlue Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for February

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for February 2018. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor remained unchanged.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 3.69 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.8% from 3.46 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 6.8% to 4.7 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.18 billion ASMs in …

Airline Industry CEOs Come Out Against Increase in Airport Tax

Airline Industry CEOs Come Out Against Increase in Airport Tax

The CEOs of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines said Thursday they were vehemently opposed to current efforts to increase the Passenger Facility Charge, commonly referred to as the airport tax.
Their views were made known in a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, which also pointed out that there is nearly $6 billion in unobligated funding in the Airport and Airway Trust Fund …

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, …