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American, JetBlue, Southwest Among U.S. Airlines to Start Cuba Flights

American, JetBlue, Southwest Among U.S. Airlines to Start Cuba Flights

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines are among the six airlines selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer non-stop commercial flights from the United States to nine cities in Cuba.
The agency announced that five U.S. cities, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Philadelphia, will be the first gateways to the island nation in fifty years. The nine Cuban cities are Camagüey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, …

JetBlue Reports Decline in Load Factor in May

JetBlue Reports Decline in Load Factor in May

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for the month of May 2016.
The New York-based carrier reported that its May traffic increased 10.7% to 3.83 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from May 2015, on a capacity increase of 12.1% to 4.53 billion available seat miles or ASMs.
However, it said that its load factor for May 2016 was down 1.1 percentage points to 84.6% compared to the same period in 2015.
JetBlue’s preliminary …

JetBlue Reports Double Digit Increase in Capacity and Traffic

JetBlue Reports Double Digit Increase in Capacity and Traffic

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for April 2016. The carrier saw an increase in its total traffic and capacity, while its load factor declined.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.761 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.6% from 3.462 billion RPMs in April of last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 10.8% to 4.472 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.038 …

JetBlue Inaugurates Boston-Nashville, Fort Lauderdale-Nashville Routes

JetBlue Inaugurates Boston-Nashville, Fort Lauderdale-Nashville Routes

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of new flights to Nashville from Boston and Fort Lauderdale. The carrier will operate twice-daily service from Boston, and one daily flight from Fort Lauderdale.
Boston-Nashville flights are scheduled to depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 7:20 a.m. and 4:10 p.m., and arrive at Nashville International Airport at 9:05 a.m. and 5:54 p.m., respectively. From Nashville, flights will depart at 9:50 a.m. and 6:40 p.m., arriving …

JetBlue to Begin Boston-LaGuardia Route, Increase Flights between Newark and Florida

JetBlue to Begin Boston-LaGuardia Route, Increase Flights between Newark and Florida

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport on October 31.
The carrier will operate six daily weekday flights between the two airports, as well as two Saturday round-trip flights, and three on Sunday. When the new route begins, the carrier will serve all three New York City airports from Boston.
Additionally, the airline said that it will add extra …

Virgin America Launches New Loyalty Program Benefits

Virgin America Launches New Loyalty Program Benefits

Virgin America announced it is introducing new benefits to its Elevate loyalty program. The airline also said that it is adding a new status match offer.
The new benefits allow Virgin America Elevate Silver members to earn 50% more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 spent, up from 25%, while Elevate Gold members can now earn 140% more points above base rate of 5 points per $1 spent, up …

JetBlue Sees Massive Increase in First Quarter Profit

JetBlue Sees Massive Increase in First Quarter Profit

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the first quarter of 2016.
The airline reported $199 million in profit, a substantial 45.6% increase compared to $137 million in the first quarter of 2015.
Revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% to $1.6 billion. Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, however, decreased by 8% year-over-year for the first quarter, down to 11.35 cents.
The airline’s passenger traffic in the first quarter was 11 …