JetBlue Airways is targeting high-density markets as part of an effort to control costs, and has initiated a significant fleet revamp and a major retrofit program to reach its goal. The fleet plan, which upgauges and expands the airline’s Airbus narrowbody order book and defers 24 Embraer 190s, dominated the conversation during JetBlue’s Oct. 29 third-quarter earnings call, both in its scope and its financial implications. The deferral of E-Jet slots from 2015-18 to 2020-22, for ...

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