Showing posts with label JetBlue. Show all posts
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Wednesday 6 December 2023

JetBlue Flights Take Off to Belize Today

JetBlue Becomes the Only Airline to Offer Nonstop Service from New York’s JFK to Belize Cit

JetBlue Becomes the Only Airline to Offer Nonstop Service from New York’s JFK to Belize City

To Celebrate Launch, Limited $119 One-Way Fares Available Online Only on

JetBlue today announced it has officially launched service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City, Belize, with the first flight arriving in Belize this afternoon. JetBlue’s new Belize City service will operate Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, introducing the airline’s award-winning service and low fares to customers looking to fly directly from New York.

“We’re thrilled to add Belize to our growing network and offer our customers more choices to experience unique and popular destinations,” said David Jehn, vice president, network planning and airline partnerships, JetBlue. “Adding nonstop service to Belize enhances our presence in Latin America and the Caribbean and demonstrates our commitment to introducing our low fares and great service to more destinations and customers.”

“Americans comprise most international arrivals in Belize, with nearly one million visitors travelling here to experience Belize’s famous blue waters, sparkling beaches, and warm hospitality. This year alone, already over 250,000 Americans and counting have passed through this airport, representing two-thirds of all overnight visitors to Belize. JetBlue’s new flight enables travellers to experience new cultures, reconnect with their families and heritage, do business together, and at the same time remind us of how much we have in common,” said Michelle Kwan, Ambassador of the United States to Belize.

“After months of anticipation, we’re thrilled to finally welcome JetBlue’s first-ever nonstop flight to Belize, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the passengers of this inaugural flight with open arms,” said Hon. Anthony Mahler, Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations. “With an abundance of experiences that Belize has to offer, our guests flying in from JFK are bound to discover something new about our country around every corner. We’re confident the beauty of our environment, the richness of our diverse culture, and the warmth of our people will leave New Yorkers wanting to return again soon.”

Belize is one of Central America’s most biodiverse countries. It is home to mystical Mayan caves, wondrous aquatic habitats, and lush national parks, touting tropical jungles, wildlife reserves, and cascading flora and fauna. Located along the Caribbean Sea, Belize offers over 185 miles of barrier reef - the largest in the northern hemisphere - family-friendly attractions, romantic escapes, and many other adventures.

With JetBlue’s entrance into Belize City, JetBlue becomes the only airline to offer nonstop service from New York’s JFK to Belize. Belize City will build on JetBlue’s success in the broader region, where it offers service to 26 countries within Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years, the airline’s network strategy has focused on enhancing international markets, which has translated into current service to 40 international destinations. As a leader at New York’s JFK, JetBlue’s new route to Belize allows JetBlue to continue to grow in under-served geographies while bringing more choices and options to our customers.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Belize City (BZE)
Operating Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

JFK- BZE Flight #2781

BZE-JFK Flight #2784

9:10 a.m. – 12:46 p.m.

1:55 p.m. – 6:56 p.m.

JetBlue will operate the Belize City route using its Airbus A320 aircraft, offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach(a); fast, free and unlimited broadband Fly-Fi(b); complimentary name-brand snacks and drinks; and seatback entertainment at every seat.

Book Better with JetBlue

To celebrate today’s launch, and for a limited time, travellers can take advantage of special $119 one-way fares (c) for flights between New York-JFK and Belize available online only on

Customers who book directly through are guaranteed to find our best and lowest fares, and can enjoy additional benefits including access to all of JetBlue’s fare options, as well as fare sales and promotions, some of which may not be available through other third parties; the ability to earn 2x TrueBlue points and participate in Points Pooling; seamless seat selections and upgrades to Even More® Space; 24/7 direct access to JetBlue’s customer service channels; and more.


  1. JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
  2. Fly-Fi® and live television are available on all JetBlue-operated flights. Coverage area may vary by aircraft. Details on inflight wi-fi and entertainment:
  3. New York (JFK) to Belize City (BZE). Book by 12/7 for travel 1/1/2024-2/14/2024. Terms apply. 

Friday 3 November 2023

JetBlue starts new service to St. Kitts and Nevis

JetBlue announced it has officially launched service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and St. Kitts and Nevis’s Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB).  The St. Kitts service will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, introducing JetBlue’s award-winning service, low fares and a better option for customers on a route with limited competition.

“We look forward to continuing to diversify our network, providing our customers exceptional travel experiences to more destinations,” said David Jehn, vice president, network planning and airline partnerships, JetBlue. “This new nonstop route not only introduces our low fares and great service to customers travelling to and from St. Kitts but provides access to all the cities we serve from New York and strengthens our presence in the Caribbean.”

St. Kitts is the larger of two islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Travelers will be captivated by the island’s lush greenery, pristine beaches, and majestic volcanic and mountainous peaks, which create a mesmerizing natural canvas. St. Kitts boasts a wealth of cultural attractions, including well-preserved colonial architecture, historic sites like Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and vibrant festivals that showcase the island's unique heritage and traditions.

Tuesday 31 October 2023

JetBlue Airways has reported its results for the third quarter of 2023.

 JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its results for the third quarter of 2023:

“While we faced challenges in the quarter, including significant weather-related impacts and rising fuel prices, our Crewmembers rose to the occasion, focusing on what we can control to mitigate these headwinds and provide our customers with great service.” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer. “As we look ahead, we are making improvements to drive profitable growth and ensure JetBlue is positioned for success in 2024 and beyond.”

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

  • Net loss for the third quarter of 2023 under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) of $153 million or $(0.46) per share. Excluding special items, adjusted net loss for the third quarter of $129 million (1) or $(0.39) per share.
  • Third quarter system capacity increased 7.1% year-over-year.
  • Operating revenue of $2.4 billion for the third quarter of 2023, down 8.2% year-over-year.
  • Operating expenses per available seat mile ("CASM") for the third quarter of 2023 decreased 3.3% year-over-year.
  • Operating expense per available seat mile, excluding fuel and related taxes, other non-airline operating expenses, and special items ("CASM ex-Fuel") for the third quarter of 2023 increased 5.9% (1) year-over-year.
  • Average fuel price in the third quarter of 2023 of $2.94 per gallon, including hedges.

Third Quarter 2023 Key Highlights

  • Executing on Our Cost Initiatives
    • Continued to realize savings under the structural cost program, which remains on track to deliver approximately $70 million in cost savings this year and $150 million to $200 million in run-rate savings through 2024.
    • Progressed the fleet modernization program with 18 Embraer E190s removed from the fleet to date as we transition to the margin accretive Airbus A220s, which is expected to generate $55 million in cost savings by the end of this year and $75 million in cost savings through 2024.
  • Expanding Transatlantic Service
    • Began daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
    • Announced new seasonal service from JFK and BOS to Dublin Airport (DUB) starting March 13, 2024 and from JFK to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) starting May 22, 2024, as well as additional flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) with new daily service from BOS starting April 3, 2024 and a second daily flight from JFK starting June 20, 2024.
  • Delivering Value to Our Customers
    • Recognized by J.D. Power for the JetBlue Plus Card, which ranked the highest among co-brand airline credit cards, demonstrating the value it offers customers.
    • Added 10 new international markets to our co-brand card portfolio and launched the ability to redeem TrueBlue® points on key partner airlines directly on
    • Announced new and improved perks for Mosaic members in JetBlue’s TrueBlue® loyalty program starting in 2024, reflecting JetBlue’s commitment to identifying new ways to add value to the program.
    • Introduced formal family seating guarantee to ensure children aged 13 and younger can sit next to an adult traveling with them on the same reservation.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

  • $1.5 billion in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments, and long-term marketable securities at quarter-end (excluding our $600 million undrawn revolving credit facility).
  • Extended the maturity date of our undrawn revolving credit facility to October 21, 2025.
  • Adjusted debt to capital ratio of 55% (1) as of September 30, 2023.
  • Paid $254 million in debt and finance lease obligations during 2023.


“We continue to see healthy travel demand during peak periods and the fourth quarter holidays. However, industry capacity is outpacing domestic demand during off peak travel periods. For the fourth quarter, our growth will be driven primarily by international as we proactively work to manage our capacity and reduce schedules in off-peak periods,” said Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Outlook

Estimated 4Q 2023

Estimated FY 2023

Available Seat Miles (ASMs) Year-Over-Year

0.5% - 3.5%

5.0% - 7.0%

Revenue Year-Over-Year

(10.5%) - (6.5%)

3.0% - 5.0%

CASM Ex-Fuel (1) (Non-GAAP) Year-Over-Year (2)

8.5% - 10.5%

4.5% - 5.5%

Estimated Fuel Price per Gallon (3), (4)

$3.05 - $3.20

$3.02 - $3.07

Interest Expense

$60 - $70 million

$205 - $215 million

Adjusted Loss per Share (EPS) (Non-GAAP) (1)

($0.55) - ($0.35)

($0.65) - ($0.45)

“While we have been able to offset some of the costs associated with the challenging operational backdrop, the sheer magnitude of the air traffic control and weather-related delays has been staggering. We remain focused on controlling what we can control, including our structural cost program and fleet modernization plans,” said Ursula Hurley, JetBlue’s Chief Financial Officer.

Thursday 26 October 2023

JetBlue announces seasonal flights to Dublin and Edinburgh

JetBlue Will Also Launch its Highly Anticipated Service from Boston to Paris and Add Second Paris Flight from New York’s JFK

JetBlue announced the entrance to two new transatlantic destinations – Dublin and Edinburgh – with flights available on sale starting today. Daily seasonal service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Dublin Airport (DUB) will begin March 13, 2024, and continue through September 30, 2024.

Daily seasonal service from New York’s JFK to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) will begin May 22, 2024, and is scheduled through September 30, 2024. These mark JetBlue’s fourth and fifth transatlantic markets. The award-winning carrier currently offers daily nonstop service to London, Paris and Amsterdam from New York and London and Amsterdam from Boston.

“The success of our transatlantic service proves customers don’t have to choose between great service and low fares and can have them both with our award-winning Mint and core products,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “Our summer seasonal service to Dublin and Edinburgh will bring a new level of service and affordable fares to these markets that have been dominated by high-fare legacy carriers for decades. We look forward to introducing the JetBlue experience to business and leisure customers travelling this summer to and from Ireland and Scotland.”

Entry into Dublin and Edinburgh

With these new destinations, JetBlue is once again elevating service across the Atlantic. The airline’s premium Mint experience features fully lie-flat private suites with a sliding door and innovative design elements allowing customers to feel at home in the air. Restaurant-style meals are curated by Delicious Hospitality Group’s (DHG) popular New York City restaurants Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones and Legacy Records. Core customers enjoy a boutique-style experience with the most legroom in coach as well as fresh meals created by NYC-based restaurant DIG. All customers can stay connected with fast, free and unlimited high-speed Fly-Fi. Plus, they have access to a wide selection of entertainment, including exclusive content from Peacock.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Dublin (DUB)

Daily seasonal service starting March 13 (Eastbound) & March 14 (Westbound)

(through September 30, 2024)

*all times local

JFK- DUB Flight #841

DUB- JFK Flight #842

9:30 p.m. – 8:15 a.m. (+1)

11:45 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Dublin (DUB)

Daily seasonal service starting March 13 (Eastbound) & March 14 (Westbound)

(through September 30, 2024)

*all times local

BOS - DUB Flight #353

DUB - BOS Flight #354

10:30 p.m. – 8:45 a.m. (+1)

11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Edinburgh (EDI)

Daily seasonal service starting May 22 (Eastbound) & May 23 (Westbound)

(through September 30, 2024)

*all times local

JFK- EDI Flight #73

EDI- JFK Flight #72

10:15 p.m. – 10:25 a.m. (+1)

12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Flights to Dublin and Edinburgh will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo with Mint® aircraft with 16 redesigned Mint Suite® seats, 144 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321neo with Mint features a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency and up to 500 nautical miles in additional range.

Growth in Paris

Following the successful entry into Paris this summer, JetBlue will be launching its highly anticipated year-round service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) starting April 3, 2024, and will add a second daily flight from New York’s JFK to CDG on June 20, 2024.

Flights to Paris will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 Mint Suite® seats, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321 – offering the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft — will allow JetBlue to effectively disrupt the market with the airline’s award-winning service and low fares.

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Paris (CDG)

Daily service starting April 3 (Eastbound) & April 4 (Westbound)

*all times local

BOS - CDG Flight #33

CDG- BOS Flight #34

7:30 p.m. – 9:15 a.m. (+1)

11:15 a.m. – 1:41 p.m.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Paris (CDG)

New additional daily service starting June 20 (Eastbound) & June 21 (Westbound)

*all times local

JFK- CDG Flight #1907

CDG - JFK Flight #1908

9:50 p.m. – 11:35 a.m. (+1)

1:35 p.m. – 4:01p.m.

Friday 13 October 2023

25th October to be a pay day for Spirit Shareholders.....

JetBlue Announces Record and Payment Dates for October 2023 Additional Prepayment to Spirit Stockholders

As previously announced, in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 28, 2022, by and among JetBlue Airways, Sundown Acquisition Corp., and Spirit Airlines, Inc. JetBlue has set October 25, 2023, as the record date for the October 2023 prepayment to Spirit stockholders of $0.10 per Spirit share, with payment of the October 2023 Additional Prepayment to occur on October 31, 2023. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Spirit stockholders as of the October 25, 2023, record date will be entitled to receive the October 2023 Additional Prepayment.

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue, known for its low fares and great service, carries customers to more than 100 destinations throughout the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and Europe. 

Thursday 28 September 2023

Family Seating Guarantee from JetBlue?

The new JetBlue Family Seating policy intended to elevate customer experience

JetBlue has introduced a new formal family seating guarantee to ensure that children aged 13 years and younger can sit next to an adult travelling with them on the same reservation. This initiative is part of JetBlue's ongoing commitment to enhance the travel experience and promote a comfortable and stress-free journey.

“We know travelling with young children can add challenges, and we want to do everything we can to put parents and families at ease by providing a smooth trip each time they choose JetBlue,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “This enhanced family seating policy reflects our commitment to continue to meet the needs of our customers and provide exceptional service.”

JetBlue’s family seating guarantee incorporates a new process that proactively identifies reservations with children and adults travelling together without prior seating assignments. For no additional fee, the process will ensure a travelling child is assigned a seat next to at least one accompanying adult when seats are available.

This policy falls in line with what many other leading airlines globally have been doing for many years and is fairly high on a list of priorities for families travelling by plane in recent surveys.  

Customers who choose JetBlue’s Blue Basic fare, the airline’s version of basic economy, are included in the family seating policy. For bookings made within 24 hours of planned travel, seats may need to be assigned manually by a JetBlue airport crewmember. All customers are urged to continue to proactively select their seats at the time of booking to ensure the smoothest travel experience possible.

Thursday 21 September 2023

JetBlue adds Amsterdam service from Boston

JetBlue starts daily nonstop service between Boston and Amsterdam

The U.S. carrier JetBlue has launched its new direct service to Amsterdam from Boston, with the first eastbound flight taking place yesterday and the first westbound flight this morning. 

The new service follows the successful launch of the airline's launch of service from New York’s JFK Airport (JFK) on 29th August, as Dave Clark, JetBlue's head of revenue and planning explains: "Our recently launched Amsterdam service from New York has already been very successful and we are thrilled to expand our low fares and great service to Amsterdam to our Boston customers. Adding nonstop service to Amsterdam benefits business and leisure customers who have suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for decades and brings more options to our customers in our New England focus city.”

Martha Sheridan, Meet Boston President & CEO said:  "Boston destination partners are thrilled with the launch of this nonstop service from Amsterdam. The Netherlands is a very important overseas source market for us, annually sending more than 30,000 visitors to our region and these visitors inject upwards of $35 million into our regional economy. JetBlue's expansion into key European markets is a critical conduit for Boston to fully recover its market share of international visitors."

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Amsterdam (AMS)

Daily service

*all times local

BOS - AMS Flight #31     22:13 - 09:35 (+1)

AMS - BOS Flight #32    11:35 - 14:00 

Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint Suite seats, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321 – offering the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft will, according to the airline, allow it to effectively disrupt the market and enable JetBlue to offer comparatively low fares.  

Located only 10 miles from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport is one of the largest and most important airports in Europe with over 71 million passengers per year. JetBlue’s presence at Schiphol Airport gives the U.S.-based travel provider visibility at an iconic global hub to build a new base of travellers in the Netherlands and beyond.

The airline’s Mint premium experience – which first raised the bar on transcontinental travel in the U.S. and was reimagined for transatlantic flying – offers customers a fresh choice when flying between the U.S. and Europe. JetBlue Mint features 24 fully lie-flat private suites with a sliding door – including two Mint Studio seats – and a custom-designed seat cushion developed by innovative mattress company Tuft & Needle. Its proprietary T&N Adaptive foam with a breathable cover creates a cool and comfortable sleep experience, unlike anything in the sky. Mint also boasts countless intuitive design touches that help every customer feel at home in the air. JetBlue has also introduced its latest innovation – the stunning Mint Studio – offering even more space in a premium experience.

JetBlue’s industry-leading core experience was also reinvented for transatlantic flying and offers a new level of service to customers who generally fly “coach” but still want a great experience at an attractive fare. With just 114 core seats – including 24 Even More Space Seats – customers enjoy a boutique-style experience no matter where they sit. All of the comforts JetBlue customers have come to expect are enhanced by the airline’s partnership with New York-based restaurant group Dig, to bring its signature build-your-own dining concept to tray tables at 35,000 feet – JetBlue’s complimentary meal in core. Core customers also enjoy a free selection of soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and liquor. The A321LR features new extra-large overhead bins, and all customers, regardless of fare type, may bring one carry-on, space permitting, and one personal item.

Customers in both core and Mint stay connected throughout the flight with unlimited, free high-speed Wi-Fi on every plane. Additionally, customers have access to a curated selection of live TV channels – focused on news and sports – and an extensive library of seatback entertainment, allowing customers to have a multiple-screen experience onboard – just like they do at home.