JetBlue Plans Additional Cutbacks on a ‘Rolling Basis’

By Paul Riegler on 22 March 2020
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JetBlue Airways said Sunday that it is planning to make additional cutbacks in capacity on top of what it announced last week.

On Wednesday, the airline announced plans to cut capacity by at least 40% in April and May, and said that it also expected to see “substantial cuts” in June and July.

News of the new cuts came in an e-mailed message to employees by the airline’s COO, Joanna Geraghty.  Geraghty said that, because travelers are largely flying “because they must” as opposed to leisure or even normal business travel, instead of making blanket changes to the schedule, the airline will cancel what it termed “non-essential flights” on a “rolling basis.”

Ultimately, JetBlue said it expects to operate “under half our normal schedule in the coming days, and even less in April.”

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