Daily Memo: American Airlines Partnership Strategy Comes Into Focus

By Ben Goldstein Nov 25, 2020
American Airlines shocked the commercial aviation industry earlier this year when it announced back-to-back partnerships with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways. 
Airlines & Lessors

IATA Launches New Carbon-Offset Trading Platform

By Victoria Moores Nov 25, 2020
U.S. LCC JetBlue has performed the first transaction on IATA’s Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), a new carbon-offset trading platform which went live on Nov. 25.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue Lands Slots At Gatwick, Stansted Airports, But Not Heathrow

By Ben Goldstein Nov 24, 2020
JetBlue Airways has secured slots at London Gatwick (LGW) and London Stansted(STN), but was denied slots at London Heathrow (LHR), the UK’s largest airport.
Airports & Routes

JetBlue Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Contract

By Ben Goldstein Nov 23, 2020
JetBlue Airways flight attendants voted to reject their first ever contract with the airline, setting the stage for another round of negotiations expected sometime next year.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue CEO Outlines European Ambitions

By David Casey Nov 20, 2020
London remains JetBlue Airways’ number one priority but other markets in Europe are under consideration as the U.S. carrier pushes ahead with its transatlantic expansion strategy, according to CEO Robin Hayes.
Airports & Routes

JetBlue Sees Solid Holiday Demand Despite Nearly $400M Q3 Net Loss

By Ben Goldstein Oct 27, 2020
JetBlue Airways executives sounded an upbeat tone about leisure demand trends headed into the winter holiday season, even as they announced a $393 million net loss for the 2020 third quarter (Q3).
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue Adds 24 Warm-Weather Leisure Routes From Coastal Hubs

By Ben Goldstein Sep 10, 2020
JetBlue Airways added 24 new routes to warm-weather leisure destinations from its main hubs on both U.S. coasts, as carriers seek to adjust their networks to capture limited travel demand where it still exists.
Airlines & Lessors

Southwest Airlines Scoops Up All 17 Of JetBlue’s Former Long Beach Slots

By Ben Goldstein Sep 03, 2020
Southwest Airlines will double its presence at Southern California’s Long Beach Airport (LGB), after receiving 17 new slots that were recently relinquished by JetBlue Airways.
Airlines & Lessors

Senate Republicans Urge Payroll Support Extension For U.S. Aviation

By Ben Goldstein Aug 05, 2020
Sixteen Republican Senators signed on to a letter urging the chamber’s leadership to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP) until March 2021, signaling growing bipartisan consensus that more aid will be needed to avert mass layoffs this fall.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue Tests Honeywell UV Cabin Disinfection System

By Bill Carey Jul 29, 2020
JetBlue Airways is the first U.S. airline to place into service a new Honeywell ultraviolet (UV) cabin disinfection system through a pilot evaluation.
Airlines & Lessors

Pratt & Whitney Lands JetBlue V2500 Long-Term Services Agreement

By Sean Broderick Jul 28, 2020
JetBlue has tapped Pratt & Whitney to maintain its newer IAE V2500 engines under a 13-year, fixed-price agreement, the last maintenance-related piece in a series of sweeping cost-reduction moves. 

JetBlue Network Moves Shore Up New York, L.A. Focus Cities

By Ben Goldstein Jul 28, 2020
JetBlue Airways is capitalizing on the worst downturn in air travel history to reinforce its New York and Los Angeles focus cities, part of a plan to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis with an enhanced competitive profile on both U.S. coasts.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue Pulls Out Of Long Beach In Favor Of LAX Expansion

By Ben Goldstein Jul 09, 2020
JetBlue Airways will pull out of southern California’s Long Beach Airport (LGB) as it looks to consolidate its greater Los Angeles area service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue, Pilots, Ink Deal To Avoid Furloughs Until May 2021

By Ben Goldstein Jul 06, 2020
JetBlue Airways and its pilots struck an agreement that will remove the possibility of involuntary furloughs through May 1, 2021, the first deal of its kind at any U.S. airline during the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue To Add 30 Domestic Routes Amid Leisure Travel Upswing

By Ben Goldstein Jun 18, 2020
JetBlue Airways will add 30 routes to its domestic network over the next few months in a bid to capitalize on a modest expected upswing in leisure travel demand. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: JetBlue Doubles Down On Venture Capital Efforts Amid COVID-19

By Michael Bruno Jun 17, 2020
Usually when a recession hits, secondary business priorities get pushed aside. Investments typically fall into that category, and venture capital (VC) experiments—a hard sell to corporate CFOs in a good time—appear all but doomed.
Aircraft & Propulsion

U.S. Senate Democrats Blast Delta, JetBlue For Cutting Employee Hours

By Ben Goldstein May 21, 2020
A group of 13 U.S. Senate Democrats accused Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways of exploiting a workaround to the CARES Act’s prohibition on employee pay cuts by reducing hours in lieu of pay rates.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

JetBlue Rejiggers Airbus Orderbook Amid Coronavirus Slowdown

By Ben Goldstein May 08, 2020
JetBlue Airways reached an agreement with Airbus to restructure its aircraft delivery schedule, pushing out several dozen A321neos past 2022. The…
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue, Spirit Secure DOT Approval For Service Cuts To 16 Large Hubs

By Ben Goldstein May 06, 2020
JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines received a greenlight from the U.S Transportation Department (DOT) to temporarily cut service to 16 large hubs across the country.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue, Spirit, Seek DOT Exemption From Serving Large Hubs

By Ben Goldstein Apr 28, 2020
South Florida-based Spirit Airlines has launched an appeal to the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) to halt flying to six cities in its network.
Airlines & Lessors

U.S. Senators Call On Airlines To Issue $10B In Passenger Refunds

By Ben Goldstein Apr 17, 2020
A group of U.S. Senate Democrats called on airlines to release an estimated $10 billion in full cash refunds for flights canceled by passengers owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue Consolidates Service To Five U.S. Metro Areas

By Ben Goldstein Apr 08, 2020
JetBlue Airways will temporarily consolidate operations at five metro areas across the U.S., offering a preview of how other carriers will likely manage their minimum service level obligations under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Emergency Security (CARES) Act.
Airlines & Lessors

U.S. Carriers Keep Burning Through Cash; Load Factors In Free-Fall

By Ben Goldstein Apr 06, 2020
A handful of U.S. carriers updated the markets over the weekend on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the results were not pretty. Delta Air…
Airlines & Lessors

U.S. Carriers Contract Further Amid Absent Travel Demand

By Ben Goldstein Mar 19, 2020
The largest U.S. airlines slashed the bulk of their schedules for the next several months, forced to scale back to once-unthinkable levels by the total collapse in global air travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue Considers More Domestic Capacity Cuts On COVID-19 Slump

By Ben Goldstein Mar 09, 2020
JetBlue Airways is considering additional capacity cuts beyond the 5% announced last week, as bookings continue to slump over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. 
Airlines & Lessors