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JetBlue Gets First Long-Range Airbus A321 That Will Support Its Inaugural Transatlantic Service to London

JetBlue Gets First Long-Range Airbus A321 That Will Support Its Inaugural Transatlantic Service to London

JetBlue Airways announced it had taken delivery of its very first Airbus A321LR, the long-range version of the popular A321 jet.
The A321LR, first introduced in 2015 and that made its first flight in 2018, has a range of 4,600 miles (7,402 km) and can seat 206 passengers in a typical two-class configuration.
“The delivery of our new A321LR sets the stage for a new era at JetBlue in which we now …

JetBlue Records 61% Drop in Q1 Revenue

JetBlue Records 61% Drop in Q1 Revenue

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for first quarter of 2021.
The New York-based carrier posted a pre-tax loss of $347 million in the quarter, compared to profit of $58 million in the same period in 2019.  Excluding one-time items, the adjusted pre-tax loss was $636 million in Q1 versus $70 million in Q1 2019.
The airline does however see light at the end of the tunnel.
“We have seen meaningful progress in the …

JetBlue to Begin Serving 7 New Cities as Part of Alliance with American

JetBlue to Begin Serving 7 New Cities as Part of Alliance with American

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to add service to seven new locations from New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Boston Logan International airports. The move, which will include the carrier’s first flights to Canada, is part of the airline’s new Northeast Alliance with American Airlines.
The New York-based airline will begin service to San Antonio International Airport from both New York and Boston this October, as well as from …

As Part of Alliance, American and JetBlue Expand Premium Transcon Service to New Cities

As Part of Alliance, American and JetBlue Expand Premium Transcon Service to New Cities

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways said Wednesday the two would expand their premium transcon service offerings to multiple new cities as part of their new Northeast Alliance.
JetBlue announced it would add new destinations for its Mint business-class service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Newark Liberty International, and Boston Logan airports to include service from the three airports to four West Coast cities, namely Los Angeles, San Diego, San …

JetBlue Takes Steps to Offer Tickets in the U.K. for New N.Y.-London Service

JetBlue Takes Steps to Offer Tickets in the U.K. for New N.Y.-London Service

JetBlue Airways moved forward with its plans to offer transatlantic service from New York to London with the appointment of a sales team for the United Kingdom.
The New York-based airline is pointing with Discover the World, a U.K.-based firm that serves as an outsourced sales and marketing organization for companies in the travel and hospitality industries.
The two companies announced the appointment of a dedicated sales team, naming Claire Herbert to …

JetBlue First Airline to Recruit New Flight Attendants Amidst Pandemic

JetBlue First Airline to Recruit New Flight Attendants Amidst Pandemic

JetBlue Airways is slated to begin a recruitment drive for new flight attendants on Monday, according to people with knowledge ofthe matter.
Just one month ago, the New York-based airline began to ask furloughed works to return amidst an uptick in travel demand.
“With the fun and adventure of this role comes great responsibility to putting the safety and comfort of our customers first, and being flexible and dependable when it comes …

JetBlue Appoints Former Southwest Exec to Lead Digital and Tech Strategy

JetBlue Appoints Former Southwest Exec to Lead Digital and Tech Strategy

JetBlue Airways announced the appointment of Carol Clements to the position of chief digital and technology officer.
Ms. Clements succeeds Eash Sundaram in that role.  Mr. Sundaram retired from the airline in March of this year after a combined 14 years at JetBlue and JetBlue Technology Ventures.
“As we work through the pandemic recovery, technology will play a more important role than ever in our success,” said Robin Hayes, the airline’s president, …