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JetBlue to Add 24 New Routes ‘to Generate More Cash’

JetBlue to Add 24 New Routes ‘to Generate More Cash’

JetBlue Airways announced 24 new routes on Thursday. The new flights are centered on destinations where the airline said it expects an increased demand for leisure travel including Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
New routes include six new flights linking Newark Liberty International Airport and Cancun; Montego Bay; Nassau, Bahamas; and Punta Cana, flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Charleston, Cancun, Palm Beach, and Costa Rica.
The New York-based airline …

Coronavirus News: Friday, August 21 – Japanese Companies Oppose Holding 2021 Olympics, a 12-Minute Virus Test

Coronavirus News: Friday, August 21 – Japanese Companies Oppose Holding 2021 Olympics, a 12-Minute Virus Test

The worldwide number of virus cases c currently stands at 22.87 million.  Almost 800,000 people have died thus far and 15.52 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, with 5.87 million as of Friday.  The coronavirus death toll there is over 176,000. Officials reported 46,029 new …

JetBlue Tightens Mask Policy, Will Continue to Block Middle Seats

JetBlue Tightens Mask Policy, Will Continue to Block Middle Seats

JetBlue Airways said it will continue to block middle seats on flights amidst the coronavirus pandemic in order to promote greater social distancing and announced updates to its face mask policy.
The airline said it would continue the seating policy through at least October 15, 2020, when passengers are not traveling together.
JetBlue said it will no longer allow passengers to use masks with vents or exhalation valves and will no longer …

JetBlue Deploys Ultraviolet Cleaning Robot at JFK to Attack the Coronavirus on Planes

JetBlue Deploys Ultraviolet Cleaning Robot at JFK to Attack the Coronavirus on Planes

JetBlue Airways is the first airline in the country to test Honeywell’s UV Cabin System, a beverage-cart sized robot that can traverse an aircraft cabin in ten minutes.
The Honeywell system is being incorporated into the airline’s “Safety from the Ground Up” initiative that it says maintains a layered approach to safety, a program, that includes keeping high-touch surfaces clean and sanitized.
The UV Cabin System has  UV-C light arms that extend …

JetBlue Reports Q2 Loss of $450 Million

JetBlue Reports Q2 Loss of $450 Million

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the second quarter of 2020.
Revenue for the period was down 90% to $215 million, compared to $2.1 billion in  Q2 2019, and the airline carried 616,000 passengers in the quarter, a year-over-year decline of over 94%.
The New York-based carrier posted a $450 million pre-tax loss for the quarter. Excluding one-time items, the loss was $754 million.
The airline said that demand for travel amidst the …

American Airlines, JetBlue Announce Codeshare and Alliance

American Airlines, JetBlue Announce Codeshare and Alliance

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced a codeshare agreement and alliance on Thursday that will allow the two carriers to leverage their complementary networks in the Northeast.
As part of the partnership, American will introduce new international non-stop service from New York City to Tel Aviv and Athens. It will also restart non-stop seasonal service to from New York to Rio de Janeiro in winter in 2021.  This will be in …

Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United Agree to Common Wellness Assessment

Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United Agree to Common Wellness Assessment

Seven U.S. airlines agreed Monday on a common set of coronavirus-related health and wellness procedures for passengers.
The list of carriers includes Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.
The airlines will require all passengers to complete a “health acknowledgement” in the course of checking in for a flight. The acknowledgement will cover that a face covering must be worn, that the passenger does not have a fever (100.4° F or …