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JetBlue to Begin Service to 3 Cuban Destinations

JetBlue to Begin Service to 3 Cuban Destinations

JetBlue Airways announced that it will begin new service to Cuba this month. The carrier will offer flights to three cities on the island nation from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.
JetBlue will operate three weekly flights to Santa Clara, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning on August 31, and will increase to daily service on October 1. Flights will depart Fort Lauderdale at 11 a.m. and arrive in Santa …

JetBlue Sees Increase in Q2 Profit as Fuel Costs Continue to Drop

JetBlue Sees Increase in Q2 Profit as Fuel Costs Continue to Drop

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the second quarter of 2016.
The New York-based airline reported $180 million in profit, an 18.5% increase compared to $152 million in the second quarter of 2015 as oil prices stayed low.
JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes called it “another great quarter.”
Revenue for the quarter was $1.6 billion, while passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, decreased by 10.5% year-over-year for the second quarter, down to …

JetBlue to Expand Reach of Mint with Additional Airbus A321 Orders

JetBlue to Expand Reach of Mint with Additional Airbus A321 Orders

JetBlue Airways announced plans on Tuesday to increase the size of the A321 sub-fleet it uses to operate its Mint premium service. The New York-based airline said it is doing so to position itself as the “transcontinental airline of choice” as well as to increase the number of flights offered to the west coast.
The carrier is amending an existing purchase agreement with Airbus to receive five A321ceos equipped for Mint …

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service on New York-Grenada Route

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service on New York-Grenada Route

JetBlue Airways announced it will launch seasonal Mint service on flights between New York and Grenada next January. The carrier will operate Mint flights between the two destinations on Saturdays through April 2017.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 8 a.m. and arrive at Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport at 1:45 p.m. From Grenada, Mint flights are scheduled to depart at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in …

JetBlue Reports Higher Load Factor and Traffic for June

JetBlue Reports Higher Load Factor and Traffic for June

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for the month of June 2016.
The New York-based airline reported that its June traffic rose by 11.6% to 3.95 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from 3.53 billion in June 2015, on a capacity increase of 10.5% to 4.59 billion available seat miles, or ASMs.
The carrier also said that its load factor for June was up 0.9 percentage points to 86.2% compared to the same …

JetBlue Plans Return to Atlanta in 2017

JetBlue Plans Return to Atlanta in 2017

JetBlue Airways, which has not operated out of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in over a decade, would like to recommence operations there next year.
The New York-based carrier requested two gates from which it could operate 16 daily flights in a letter to the airport’s interim general manager Roosevelt Council last week.
The news was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
JetBlue is targeting “higher end business and leisure travelers” for flights starting in …

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

The Department of Transportation announced that it awarded tentative authority to eight U.S. airlines to begin service to Havana.
Of the dozen carriers that applied for the opportunity to operate scheduled service to Havana, the eight that received tentative awards were Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. The DOT said that the carriers represent a variety of travel choices, …