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U.S. Airlines Move to Add Gender-Neutral Option to Booking Process

Six U.S. airlines said they are working to introduce additional gender options for travelers who do not identify exclusively as male or female.
The change will add options for “unspecified” and “undisclosed” and will keep airlines in compliance with U.S. and foreign government requirements that allow passenger data to match the identification carried by travelers to airport security checkpoints and immigration controls.
The move follows the adoption of new standards for travelers …

JetBlue Traffic, Capacity Soared in January

JetBlue Traffic, Capacity Soared in January

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for January 2019. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.10 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 7.9% from 3.80 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity increased by 9.9% to 5.10 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.64 billion ASMs in January 2018.
Meanwhile, the …

JetBlue to Support Nature Conservancy in Protecting and Restoring Coral Reefs in Caribbean to Stem Decline

JetBlue to Support Nature Conservancy in Protecting and Restoring Coral Reefs in Caribbean to Stem Decline

JetBlue Airways announced its support for the Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, and the two simultaneously released a report looking at the impact of natural resources on tourism.
The report, the second of its type funded by JetBlue, was also underwritten by Microsoft and the World Travel and Tourism Council. Entitled Estimating Reef-Adjacent Tourism Value in the Caribbean, the report was prepared using artificial intelligence and machine learning and seeks …

JetBlue Traffic and Capacity Up for December

JetBlue Traffic and Capacity Up for December

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for December 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 4.35 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.8% from 4.08 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity increased by 8.5% to 5.35 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.93 billion ASMs in …

New U.S. Airline ‘Moxy’ and JetBlue Place Orders for 120 Airbus A220 Aircraft

New U.S. Airline ‘Moxy’ and JetBlue Place Orders for 120 Airbus A220 Aircraft

JetBlue founder David Neeleman’s latest airline venture, code-named “Moxy,” has signed a firm order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, Airbus reported. The European aircraft manufacturer also said that at the same time that JetBlue also signed a firm orders for the same quantity of A220-300 planes.
Both orders for the new aircraft, which will be built at a new U.S. assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama, were completed in December.
Airbus is slated to …

JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longer-Range Version of Airbus A321 with Possible London Route

JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longer-Range Version of Airbus A321 with Possible London Route

JetBlue Airways provided additional details on its plans to add the longer-range version of the Airbus A321 to its fleet.
The news came via a message to employees by airline CEO Robin Hayes on December 31.
“In 2019 we will announce our decision on the Long Range version of the A321,” it said. “This aircraft could open up new and exciting markets for us,” he added, indicating that London was a possible …

JetBlue to Offer Twice-Weekly Service to Bozeman, Montana

JetBlue to Offer Twice-Weekly Service to Bozeman, Montana

JetBlue Airways announced its first destination in the state of Montana, Bozeman, which is near Yellowstone National Park.
The New York-based airline commenced twice-weekly flights between Long Beach Airportin California and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport earlier in the week.
JetBlue will operate the flight on Thursdays and Sundays on what it called “a summer and winter seasonal schedule” using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Also known as Gallatin Field, the airport was renamed Bozeman Yellowstone …