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JetBlue Appoints 2 Independent Board Members

JetBlue Appoints 2 Independent Board Members

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of two independent directors to the company’s board of directors.
The new directors, who were already approved by the board, are B. Ben Baldanza and Sarah Robb O’Hagan.
“Their diverse experience as innovators across industries will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen the JetBlue business for our crewmembers,  customers and owners,” said Joel Peterson, the airline’s chairman, referring to the two appointees.
Mr. Baldanza held executive positions at …

JetBlue Reports Increase in Load Factor for July, As Traffic Growth Outpaces Capacity

JetBlue Reports Increase in Load Factor for July, As Traffic Growth Outpaces Capacity

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for July 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 4.76 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.2% from 4.48 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 4.1% to 5.35 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 5.14 billion ASMs …

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch weekly Mint service on flights between Boston and St. Lucia, as well as between New York City and Liberia, Costa Rica.
Boston-St. Lucia service is scheduled to begin on November 3, while New York-Liberia service will begin on December 15.
Boston-St. Lucia flights will depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and arrive at St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport at 12:19 …

JetBlue Reports Q2 Pre-Tax Loss of $160 Million

JetBlue Reports Q2 Pre-Tax Loss of $160 Million

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018.
The airline posted a pre-tax loss of $160 million, citing the impact of the holiday calendar and fuel prices that increased by 40%.
The New York-based airline reported second quarter revenue of $1.93 billion, a 5% increase from $1.84 billion in Q2 2017.
Second quarter revenue per available seat mile, or RASM, decreased by 1.2%. This included 2.5 points of negative impact …

JetBlue Founder Orders 60 Airbus A220 Aircraft for New U.S. Airline

JetBlue Founder Orders 60 Airbus A220 Aircraft for New U.S. Airline

A new start-up airline is one step closer to getting off the ground. JetBlue founder David Neeleman’s new airline, code-named “Moxy,” placed an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft on Tuesday.
Deliveries are slated to begin in 2021.
“After years of U.S. airline consolidation, the conditions are improving for a new generation of U.S. airline to emerge, focused on passenger service and satisfaction,” said Neeleman. “The A220 will enable us to serve …

New Concourse Set to Open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

New Concourse Set to Open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

After several years of construction, Concourse A North at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is slated to open its gates to passengers later this month.
The new $200 million concourse is part of a $2.5 billion set of projects planned or underway at the airport, including an expanded roadway leading to the terminal and a new control tower.
The new expansion at Charlotte Douglas will “usher in a redefined identity and an enhanced …

JetBlue to Add Non-Stop Service to Mexico City from New York and Boston

JetBlue to Add Non-Stop Service to Mexico City from New York and Boston

JetBlue announced it will offer non-stop service to Mexico City from both New York City and Boston.
Flights between Mexico City International Airport and both John F. Kennedy International and Boston Logan International airports will start on October 25, 2018.
JetBlue will operate the new routes using Airbus A320 aircraft, equipped with 42 seats in Even More Space, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 108 in coach. Premium economy lite-seats are …