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JetBlue Adds New Seat to Board, Appoints Tech Industry Exec

JetBlue Adds New Seat to Board, Appoints Tech Industry Exec

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Vivek Sharma to its board of directors.
Sharma is the founder of InStride, an enterprise education and learning company.  He previously served as a senior vice president of digital guest experiences at Walt Disney.
“Our customers, crewmembers and shareholders will benefit from his expertise and perspective as we continue to diversify and strengthen JetBlue’s business, in part through technology innovation,” said Joel Peterson, chairman of the …

JetBlue to Offer ‘Basic Blue’ Basic Economy Fares

JetBlue to Offer ‘Basic Blue’ Basic Economy Fares

JetBlue Airways announced on Tuesday a revamping of its fare classes, introducing a new basic-economy fare as well as making minor changes to other fare classes.
The New York-based airline introduced a new fare class, Basic Blue fares, which is essentially a basic-economy fare.  A Basic Blue fare will earn two TrueBlue points per dollar spent on JetBlue airfares booked directly through the airline’s direct channels.  Other tickets qualify for six …

JetBlue to End All Service to Mexico City in Early 2020

JetBlue to End All Service to Mexico City in Early 2020

JetBlue Airways, which currently offers non-stop flights from four U.S. cities to Mexico City, will discontinue all service to the capital city in early January.
The New York-based airline, which began flying to Mexico City in 2015, currently operates flights from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York, and Orlando. It is the only airline operating service to Mexico City from Boston and Fort Lauderdale.
JetBlue will be the third U.S. carrier to end …

JetBlue, Norwegian Air Announce Partnership

JetBlue, Norwegian Air Announce Partnership

JetBlue Airways and Norwegian Air said Thursday that the two have signed a letter of intent for an interline agreement.
The plan, which is slated to go into effect next summer, calls for the two carriers to allow customers to purchase connecting flights between Europe and the Americas in a single booking.
“Norwegian shares our belief that customers benefit when we can bring competition and low fares to the transatlantic market currently …

JetBlue Reports Growth in Traffic, Capacity for September

JetBlue Reports Growth in Traffic, Capacity for September

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for September 2019. The carrier’s traffic, capacity, and load factor were up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.02 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.4% from 3.89 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity increased by 2.5% to five billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.88 billion ASMs in September 2018.
Meanwhile, the carrier’s passenger …

JetBlue Deploys All-Electric Fleet of Ground Service Equipment at JFK

JetBlue Deploys All-Electric Fleet of Ground Service Equipment at JFK

JetBlue Airways said Thursday it would deploy baggage tractors and belt loaders powered by electricity at its hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
The airline said its fleet of electric ground service equipment will be the largest of any carrier at JFK. It further said that the new equipment will cut four million pounds (1,700 metric tons) of greenhouse gas emissions per year.  It will also save the …

Brex Charge Card to Partner with JetBlue

Brex Charge Card to Partner with JetBlue

Corporate charge card issuer Brex announced on Tuesday a partnership with JetBlue Airways.
The partnership will allow Brex charge card holders to transfer points from their Brex corporate cards to their JetBlue TrueBlue frequent-flyer program accounts.  Brex will award the five Brex cardholders who transfer the most Brex Points to the TrueBlue program by October 24, 2019, each a pair of round-trip tickets on the New York-based airline.
The move follows an …