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Historic Photo: Air Deccan Airbus A320-232 A7-ABT (msn 943) BOH (Antony J. Best). Image: 927117.

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Air New Zealand cuts its domestic schedule due to a national lockdown

Air New Zealand Airbus A320-232 ZK-OJS (msn 4926) AKL (Colin Hunter). Image: 923806.

Air New Zealand will reduce its domestic schedule on August 20 to just seven daily flights on five domestic routes.

The reduction is due to the discovery of a Delta variant in the country on August 17 forced the government to impose a strict lockdown for at least seven days.

Air New Zealand has made this announcement:

During Alert Level 4, travel is restricted to essential services only. Customers who are traveling should check they are eligible to travel under Alert Level 4 on the Government’s COVID-19 website, as travel is severely limited.

For the next 48 hours, the airline will continue to operate its current schedule around the country to enable customers to return home to their place of residence.

Food and beverage service onboard domestic flights will be suspended in response to the latest community case and this suspension will remain in place until further notice. Water is available on request on all flights. From tonight, Air New Zealand’s lounges will be closed.

Valet parking will be closed to new bookings, however will stay open for 48 hours for customers to retrieve their vehicle.

While the country is at elevated Alert Levels, Air New Zealand will be taking extra precautions to keep its staff and customers safe. Air New Zealand front line staff and cabin crew will be wearing masks and gloves, and customers are still required to wear face coverings onboard.

Customers throughout New Zealand with existing bookings for travel between 17 August and 24 August will be able change their booking with change fees and any fare difference waived through to 31 August. Customers can do this via our online booking tool. Those who have booked through a third party will need to contact their agent.

In addition to this, customers who hold a ticket for a domestic flight scheduled to depart up until 30 September are able to opt in for credit and can do this via the airline’s online booking tool.

The Air New Zealand contact centre and social media team are currently experiencing very high demand and the airline is grateful to customers for their patience while it works through these changes.

Top Copyright Photo: Air New Zealand Airbus A320-232 ZK-OJS (msn 4926) AKL (Colin Hunter). Image: 923806.

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Photo: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos – ITA (2nd) Airbus A320-232 PS-SFC (msn 2156) GRU (Rodrigo Cozzato). Image: 954596.

Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos - ITA (2nd) Airbus A320-232 PS-SFC (msn 2156) GRU (Rodrigo Cozzato). Image: 954596.

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JetBlue arrives in Boise, Idaho

"Blue Better Believe It"

JetBlue Airways on July 2 announced it has officially launched service at Boise Airport (BOI) in Idaho, with the airline’s first flight departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) just after 4 o’clock. New summer seasonal service operates four times weekly now through Labor Day with plans to resume flying in summer 2022.

Boise becomes JetBlue’s first destination in Idaho and the 31st state served by the airline. Boise is a rare blend of urban and outdoors, active and relaxing, family-friendly and welcoming. It has unique sites and attractions, diverse cultural offerings and unlimited recreation, including close access to some of the country’s most sought after white water rafting and skiing destinations. At the foot of the scenic Boise Front, Boise boasts several Fortune 500 companies with national and international headquarters or divisions, sprawling high-tech campuses and a major university with a distinctive blue football field. This city, with a river running through it, enjoys its easily accessible outdoors as much as its eclectic urban offerings.

JetBlue is now the only airline operating nonstop service between Boise and the Northeast. The route to New York City is the longest-range route operated from Boise Airport, which is a department of the City of Boise. Operations in its current location began in 1938 and a terminal expansion was completed in 2003. Today, the airport has two concourses, comprised of 23 gates, and hosts multiple restaurants and retail shops. This summer, an average of 83 daily flights depart the airport and in 2019, a record high of more than 4.1 million travelers passed through the airport.

JetBlue operates Boise flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N640JB (msn 2832) (Spotlight) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954309.

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JetBlue begins service to Kalispell, Montana

"Devil with a Blue Dress On"

JetBlue Airways completed its first flight Thursday, July 1, to Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), located in Kalispell, Montana.

Kalispell, situated in the Flathead Valley, serves as a gateway to the world-renowned Glacier National Park and is surrounded by endless outdoor activities facilitated by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, numerous lakes, hiking and biking trails, and the rest of wide open Big Sky country. As New York’s Hometown Airline, JetBlue will operate flights between Glacier Park International and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) three times weekly with seasonal service through September 7.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Kalispell/Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
3x Weekly

JFK – FCA Flight #2345
(Tues., Thurs., Sun.)

FCA – JFK Flight #2346
(Tues., Thurs., Sun.)

6:55 p.m. – 10:22 p.m.

11:19 p.m. – 5:58 a.m. (+1)

The addition of JetBlue’s service to Kalispell will complement existing Montana service at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN).

JetBlue operates the new Kalispell service using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N570JB (msn 2099) (Highrise) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104926.

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JetBlue reports a GAAP pre-tax loss of $347 million in the first quarter

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JetBlue Airways Corporation today reported its results for the first quarter 2021:

  • Reported GAAP loss per share of ($0.78) in the first quarter of 2021 compared to a diluted earnings per share of $0.14 in the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted loss per share was ($1.48)(1) in the first quarter of 2021 versus adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.16(1) in the first quarter of 2019. Note A to this earnings release includes the GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation between reported and adjusted diluted earnings per share.
  • GAAP pre-tax loss of ($347) million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to a pre-tax income of $58 million in the first quarter of 2019. Excluding one-time items, adjusted pre-tax loss of ($636) million(1) in the first quarter of 2021 versus adjusted pre-tax income of $70 million(1) in the first quarter of 2019.

Operational Highlights from the First Quarter

  • First quarter 2021 revenue declined 61% year over two as a result of the impact of COVID-19. The decline is on the lower end of our prior expectations for the quarter of a 61 to 64% decline year over two, and represents a six-point sequential improvement quarter over quarter, mainly driven by sustained momentum in booking trends for leisure travel beginning in mid-February.
  • Reduced first quarter 2021 capacity by 41% year over two, in line with our original planning assumption, as a result of actions taken to capture improving demand, manage cash burn and protect liquidity.
  • Operating expenses declined 43% year over two. Excluding special items, adjusted operating expenses declined 26%(1) year over two, which is better than our planning assumption of a decrease of 25% year over two, despite higher fuel prices. The results were driven by capacity reductions and initiatives taken to reduce variable and fixed costs.
  • Resulting primarily from the actions taken, JetBlue’s Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Special Items (Adjusted EBITDA) in the first quarter of 2021 was ($458) million(1), better than the ($490) to ($540) million range previously expected.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

  • JetBlue ended the first quarter of 2021 with approximately $3.2 billion in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments, or 40% of 2019 revenue.
  • JetBlue repaid $94 million in regularly scheduled debt and finance lease obligations and repaid the fully drawn $550 million revolving credit facility during the first quarter of 2021.
  • JetBlue has taken the following measures in the first quarter to manage liquidity:
    • Raised approximately $750 million with a convertible debt offering transaction.
    • Continued to achieve significant savings through aggressive capacity management and executing actions to manage our fixed and variable cost structure.
    • Redeployed assets to capture short-term, tactical cash generation opportunities and make long term network investments in our focus cities.

Fuel Expense and Hedging

The realized fuel price in the first quarter 2021 was $1.72 per gallon, a 16% decline versus first quarter 2019 realized fuel price of $2.05.

As of April 27 2021, JetBlue has not entered into forward fuel derivative contracts to hedge its fuel consumption for the second quarter of 2021. Based on the forward curve as of April 16th, JetBlue expects an average all-in price per gallon of fuel of $1.87 in the second quarter of 2021.

Our Recovery Plan and Actions Taken to Position JetBlue for Future Success

“Although our EPS remains in negative territory, we have seen meaningful progress in the demand recovery, and have started to gain momentum from the groundwork we have laid to emerge from the crisis as a stronger JetBlue,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Looking back to our work from 2020, I could not be more confident in our future. Our teams continue executing our comprehensive recovery plan, reducing our cash burn, rebuilding our margins, and repairing our balance sheet. We have seen positive cash from operations for March, and this milestone is our first step towards achieving positive EBITDA and returning to profitability.”

Action Plan, Revenue and Capacity

“While we initially anticipated trends improving during the quarter, we saw a bigger than expected step up in demand for leisure travel beginning in mid-February,” said Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

“For the second quarter of 2021, our planning assumption for revenue is a decline of between (30%) and (35%) year over two, the largest sequential improvement in our revenue since the start of the pandemic. We expect unit revenue to significantly improve, driven by both increasing load factors and improving yields.

“During the pandemic we have been focused on balancing supply and demand, managing our capacity to maximize revenue and rebuild our margins. For the second quarter of 2021, our planning assumption is for capacity to decline approximately (15%) year over two, given the strong sequential improvement in demand.”

Financial Performance and Outlook

“In March we reached breakeven cash from operations and our first quarter Adjusted EBITDA(1) was ahead of the range we anticipated, a result of improving revenue trends and continuing to successfully manage our cost structure, despite increasing fuel prices,” said Steve Priest, JetBlue’s Chief Financial Officer.

“For the second quarter, we estimate EBITDA will range between ($100) and ($200) million(2), reflecting an acceleration of demand, partly offset by cost pressures from fuel prices, and airport rents and landing fees. On an EBITDA basis, we believe we will reach breakeven in the third quarter, and expect to remain in positive territory through the end of the year.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we have gone deep on our cost structure with a focus on our fixed cost base, adding to the continued momentum from our Structural Cost Program. We expect to achieve better than 2019 CASM ex-fuel in 2022, providing a path to expand our EBITDA and ultimately, our pre-tax margins.

“Going forward, as we produce positive cash from operations, we plan to prioritize paying down high cost debt. We also intend to continue to take a strategic and measured approach to return to investment grade metrics and a debt to cap ratio between 30% and 40%.”

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N794JB (msn 4904) (Spotlight) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949849.

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Israir to stop flying during the Sabbath

Israir Airlines Airbus A320-232 4X-ABG (msn 4413) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 923820.

Israir Airlines has announced it will no longer operate flights (both to Eilat and to overseas destinations) during the Sabbath (Friday evening to Saturday evening).

Top Copyright Photo: Israir Airlines Airbus A320-232 4X-ABG (msn 4413) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 923820.

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Reuters: Ryanair plans to replace Lauda’s Airbus jets with Boeing

Lauda - laudamotion.com Airbus A320-232 OE-IBJ (msn 3259) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946729.

From Reuters:

“Ryanair plans to cancel all Airbus deliveries of Airbus jets planned for its subsidiary Lauda, and expects to replace them with ones from Boeing, its chief executive Michael O’Leary said on Tuesday.

“We have aircraft that are due to be delivered over the next 12 months and we will cancel almost all of those deliveries,” which are from leasing companies, O’Leary told Reuters in an interview.

“I think Lauda will have a fleet of about 30 Airbus aircraft – we would probably replace those Airbus with Boeing over the next couple of years,” he said, on condition that Ryanair reach “an acceptable outcome” in talks with Boeing over compensation for delays to deliveries of the 737 MAX.”

Top Copyright Photo: Lauda – laudamotion.com Airbus A320-232 OE-IBJ (msn 3259) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946729.

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JetBlue announces its first quarter 2020 results

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JetBlue Airways Corporation today reported its results for the first quarter 2020:

  • Reported GAAP loss per share of ($0.97) in the first quarter of 2020 compared to a diluted earnings per share of $0.14 in the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted loss per share was $0.42(1) in the first quarter of 2020 versus adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.16(1) in the first quarter of 2019. Note A to this earnings release includes the GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation between reported and adjusted diluted earnings per share.
  • GAAP pre-tax loss of ($354) million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a pre-tax income of $58 million in the first quarter of 2019. Excluding the one-time items, adjusted pre-tax loss of ($152) million(1), versus adjusted pre-tax income of $70 million(1) in the first quarter of 2019.
  • GAAP pre-tax margin of (22.3%) in the first quarter of 2020, down 25.4 percentage points from a pre-tax margin of 3.1% in the first quarter of 2019 due to the impact of COVID-19. Adjusted pre-tax margin of (9.5%)(1), a decline of 13.2 percentage points year over year from adjusted pre-tax margin of 3.7%(1), exclusive of the one-time costs.

Operational Highlights from the First Quarter

  • First quarter 2020 revenue declined 15.1% year over year as a result of a 52% decline in March revenue due to the impact of COVID-19, resulting in both lower demand volumes and a very challenging fare environment following a very solid start to the year.
  • Reduced March capacity by 19% year over year and took aggressive action to reduce second quarter 2020 schedules to mitigate cash burn. Our ability to adjust March schedules was limited to close-in cancellations.
  • Operating expenses increased 7.1% year over year. Excluding special items, adjusted operating expenses(1)declined 3.6% year over year. We successfully removed ~$150 million from our planned cost base in the first quarter driven by variable cost reductions, mainly through capacity cuts in March and fixed costs reductions achieved by adjusting work schedules where possible and eliminating some discretionary spend.
  • Increased cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments from $1.3 billion at the end of 2019 to approximately $1.8 billion at end of first quarter of 2020. We further increased our liquidity to $3.1 billion as of April 30, 2020, resulting from additional financing transactions and full disbursement from the CARES Act Payroll Support Program of $936 million.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

  • JetBlue ended the first quarter with approximately $1.8 billion in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments, or 22.2% of 2019 revenue.
  • JetBlue repaid $102 million in regularly scheduled debt and finance lease obligations during the first quarter of 2020.
  • JetBlue has taken the following measures to-date to bolster liquidity:
    • Raised $1.0 billion under a secured, 364-day term loan.
    • Drew down $550 million under the existing credit revolver.
    • Negotiated with business partners to extend payment terms and reduce expenses.
    • Revised order book with Airbus, resulting in a $1.1 billion reduction in aircraft capital expenditures through 2022.
    • Deferred plans to take delivery of four leased aircraft announced in January.
    • Paused A320 cabin restyling program, having completed over half of our fleet.
    • Suspended all non-essential projects across the organization.
    • Ceased share repurchases until further notice.
  • Resulting from the actions taken, JetBlue expects to reduce its daily cash burn from an average of $18 million in the second half of March to just below $10 million in May, excluding the CARES Act support of approximately $5 million per day through the end of the third quarter.

CARES Act

  • JetBlue reached an agreement with the Department of Treasury to receive $936 million under the Payroll Support Program of the CARES Act. The payment consists of $685 million in grants and $251 million in an unsecured term loan.
  • In consideration for the payment, we issued approximately 2.6 million warrants to the Department of Treasury.
  • In late April, JetBlue applied for the Loan Program of the CARES Act, which would provide up to $1.14 billion in additional liquidity, if needed.

Fuel Expense and Hedging

The realized fuel price in the quarter was $1.86 per gallon, a 9.3% decline versus first quarter 2019 realized fuel price of $2.05.

The decline in average fuel prices reduced the Company’s first quarter 2020 fuel expense by approximately $46 million versus our January 2020 guidance. The reduction in fuel consumption driven by capacity cuts reduced the Company’s first quarter 2020 fuel expense by approximately $40 million versus our January 2020 guidance.

JetBlue has entered into forward fuel derivative contracts to hedge its fuel consumption for the second, third, and fourth quarter of 2020. Based on the forward curve as of April 24th, JetBlue expects an average all-in price per gallon of fuel of $0.76 in the second quarter of 2020.

Protecting our Stakeholders

“I could not be prouder of our JetBlue family – not just over the past two decades – but for their service to each other, our customers, and our communities as they provide an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We entered this crisis with the second strongest balance sheet among U.S. airlines. In the past two months, we have moved quickly to both protect and strengthen our liquidity position. Since the beginning of March, we have made decisive changes to our growth plan to minimize cash burn, including deep capacity cuts to our schedules. We have now reduced our CAPEX plan by $1.3 billion between now and the end of 2022, and by the end of May, we anticipate we will have lowered our operating expenses by approximately 50% year over year.

As we move towards recovery, we have three priorities. The first is the immediate need to protect the safety of our Crewmembers and Customers. The second is to minimize cash burn. The third priority is to set JetBlue up for future success by restoring Customer confidence, by returning to cash generation, and by rebuilding our margins and balance sheet.

We believe that, not only will we get through this crisis, but we will ultimately emerge as a stronger JetBlue. JetBlue has been a force for good for our industry, and we have been resilient through crises for over 20 years.”

Action Plan, Revenue and Capacity

“Our first priority since the onset of the pandemic has been to ensure the safety of our customers and crewmembers. We have responded quickly to changing conditions, and overseen the rapid evolution of policies and programs designed to address the threats to crewmember and customer safety posed by this virus,” said Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

“Although the overall number of bookings remained extremely limited, we believe that we reached the bottom in terms of demand around mid-April, and expect to have a better sense of third and the fourth quarter of 2020 by early summer.

Our March capacity declined 19% year over year, as a result of scheduled reductions and close-in cancellations. Our working assumption for the second quarter is for capacity to be down about 80% compared to our original plan.

While much of our team is focused on navigating the near-term challenges, we are focused on how the business will look for customers and crewmembers as we transition to recovery. We believe our inherent strengths as a trusted brand with an unparalleled culture and superior product will serve us well, as customers evaluate their air travel options. We plan to continue to be thoughtful as we adapt to changing customer needs.”

Cost Performance and Outlook

“Thanks to our continued focus in managing JetBlue to investment grade metrics, building a strong balance sheet, improving our cost structure and strengthening our margins, we believe we are in the best position of any time in our 20-year history to effectively weather this crisis and emerge even stronger,” said Steve Priest, JetBlue’s Chief Financial Officer.

“From a financial perspective, we are focusing our efforts over the coming months on three key areas: preserving our liquidity, reducing operating expenses, and managing our capital expenditures.

We started the year with $1.3 billion in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. By the close of April, our liquidity position reached $3.1 billion, or ~38% of our 2019 revenue, including the payroll support through the CARES act.

In addition to successfully raising liquidity in a short period, we have acted with urgency to minimize our cash burn, reducing our expenses and re-working our plan for capital expenditures. We lowered our cash burn from an average of $18 million per day during the second half of March, to just under $10 million per day by May, excluding proceeds from the Payroll Support Program. We are leaving no stone unturned to protect the financial security of JetBlue.”

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N794JB (msn 4904) (Spotlight) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949849.

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JetBlue to honor 100,000 healthcare workers with pairs of roundtrip flight certificates, will have a New York flyover

JetBlue Airways has launched JetBlue Healthcare Hero, which will honor 100,000 healthcare workers with roundtrip flight certificates for two to anywhere JetBlue flies.

JetBlue will also bring the Clap Because We Care movement to the skies with a three aircraft, low altitude flyover salute above New York City on May 7 at 7 p.m. ET. The flyover will include the airline’s three New York-themed special liveries honoring the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), New York Police Department (NYPD) and all who live in and love New York (I LOVE NY/Empire StateDevelopment).

"Blue Bravest"

Above Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N615JB (msn 2461) (FDNY – Fire Department New York) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939468.

2017 version of "Blue Finest"

Above Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N531JL (msn 1650) (Blue Finest – Honored to Support New York’s Finest) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939472.

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N586JB (msn 2160) (I Love NY) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949900.

Above Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N586JB (msn 2160) (I Love NY) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 949900.

“JetBlue’s mission of inspiring humanity is stronger now more than ever,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “We applaud the healthcare workers who are helping us get through this challenging time and inspiring humanity along the way. This is an opportunity for us to fly it forward and show our appreciation for the heroic efforts of medical professionals, first responders and public servants – not just here in our home of New York but around the country as well.”

Nominate Your JetBlue Healthcare Hero

To kick off the program, JetBlue is donating pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for 10,000 healthcare workers at the Mount Sinai Health System, including their Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island campuses, as well as at NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the United States with more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs.

JetBlue is now calling on customers to thank the healthcare heroes in their life – from doctors and nurses, to pharmacists, therapists, social workers, public health administrators and more – by nominating them for a chance to receive one of 90,000 pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for two to use when the time is right. Starting today through May 15, 2020, customers can submit a brief description of why they are nominating their healthcare hero (a). For more information and full terms, please visit jetblue.com/healthcarehero.

JetBlue Crewmembers Invited to Celebrate Their Own Healthcare Heroes

Over the past 20 years, first responders have been at the heart of JetBlue. Many retired police officers, firefighters, EMTs, nurses and military personnel are actively employed across the airline. With this camaraderie in mind, JetBlue is providing its almost 23,000 crewmembers with roundtrip flight certificates to gift to the healthcare heroes in their life.

JetBlue Brings Clap Because We Care Movement to the Skies Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. ET

Every night, New Yorkers take to the streets at 7 p.m. to applaud the efforts of healthcare and essential workers near and far.

On May 7, JetBlue will take the Clap Because We Care movement to new heights by flying its three New York-themed liveries at a low altitude over the Big Apple during the evening clap. The aircraft, I Heart Blue York, co-branded in partnership with Empire State Development with the I LOVE NY; Blue Finest, dedicated to the New YorkPolice Department; and Blue Bravest, honoring the Fire Department of New York, will make an appearance over New York City between 7-8 p.m. tomorrow evening.

The flyover is being operated at no cost to JetBlue. The airline thanks its partners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JetBlue Air Line Pilots Association, CarbonFund.org and a fuel provider. JetBlue also thanks NYC Emergency Management, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration for their incredible logistics support to make these flights happen, on top of all of their support of JetBlue during this pandemic.

Continuing to Support the Medical Community

JetBlue remains firmly committed to its mission of inspiring humanity by helping to get healthcare workers and much-needed supplies to the places where they are needed most.

To-date, JetBlue has flown more than 1,400 medical professionals to New York City and other destinations to help in relief efforts. Additionally, the airline has donated one million TrueBlue points to transport Red Cross personnel and disaster relief volunteers, along with 7,500 books and online educational resources to kids in need. Recently, JetBlue worked with Mercury Medical to fly 2,400lbs of cargo containing 2,500 disposable CPAP devices to New York State, in addition to the Ricky Martin Foundation, Project Hope and Charity Stars to fly critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Puerto Rico for distribution in dozens of hospitals. to fly critically needed PPE down to Puerto Rico for distribution in dozens of hospitals. The airline has also donated cots, blankets and Mint amenity kits to Mount Sinai hospitals throughout New York to help keep their medical professionals rested in between shifts. JetBlue’s crew members are also paying it forward, coordinating donations of snacks to hospitals in Broward and Palm Beach counties and local food banks.

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