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JetBlue Airways arrives in Bozeman, Montana

"You Had Me at Blue"

JetBlue Airways on December 13 announced the start of new service in Bozeman, Montana, with the arrival of the airline’s inaugural flight landing on schedule just before 2:30 p.m. local time (below).

Above Photo:. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

Roundtrip flights between Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays on a summer and winter seasonal schedule.

Bozeman is JetBlue’s first destination in Montana.

JetBlue will operate new Bozeman flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft. The first flight was operated with the pictured N805JB.

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 WL N805JB (msn 5148) (Barcode) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931273.

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JetBlue adds new cities and routes as it refines its West Coast strategy

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N589JB (msn 2215) (Barcode) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 924211.

JetBlue Airways today announced it is advancing its West Coast strategy following its successful Mint® expansion in new markets like San Diego, Las Vegas and Seattle/Tacoma over the past year. The latest series of network enhancements is designed to better meet the needs of coast-to-coast travelers facing limited competition and – with the most legroom in coach, unlimited free snacks and complimentary Fly-Fi high-speed Internet, live television and movies – plays to JetBlue’s strength as a favorite choice for transcontinental travel.

The enhancements bring a number of schedule changes in 2018:

  • Launching JetBlue service in Ontario, California, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Bozeman, Montana.
  • Refining its Long Beach, Calif. schedule to better meet the needs of the market.
  • Increasing service in Burbank, California.
  • Adding frequencies on popular cross-country routes.
  • Expanding seasonal service in Palm Springs, California, along with Mint for the holiday season.

Get Onboard in Ontario, California.

JetBlue will expand its L.A.-metro service with new nonstop flights between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and New York’s John F. KennedyInternational Airport (JFK). JetBlue, already a leader in transcontinental travel, will be the only airline to offer nonstop service to the East Coast from Ontario. Service begins September 5, 2018 and Ontario will be the 73rd nonstop JetBlue destination from New York-JFK.

Ontario International Airport will become the tenth airport served in California by JetBlue and serves some six million people in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, as well as portions of Orange and Los Angeles counties. The Inland Empire has become one of the fastest growing metro areas in Southern California due to its affordable home prices, new construction, and a growing nightlife and cultural scene. The San Bernardino-Riverside-Ontario metro area is on track to grow by some two million people over the next three decades and Ontario International Airport has demonstrated it is committed to supporting that growth.

JetBlue previously served Ontario between 2000 and 2008 and is returning a decade later, encouraged by the surge in customer demand in the Inland Empire, as well as the airport’s leadership position on smart growth in Southern California. Ontario was originally JetBlue’s sixth overall destination and the very first on the West Coast.

Daily Schedule between New York (JFK) and Ontario (ONT)
Beginning September 5, 2018

JFK-ONT Flight #355 ONT-JFK Flight #354
7:12 p.m. – 10:39 p.m. 11:59 p.m. – 8:24 a.m. (+1)

Three New Routes in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

JetBlue will launch new, seasonal service in Steamboat Springs with three nonstop routes connecting the internationally-known resort destination with three of the airline’s focus cities. JetBlue flights between Steamboat and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) will begin December 15, 2018. JetBlue will be the only airline to fly nonstop from Steamboat to both Boston and South Florida.

JetBlue will operate at Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN), just 30 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs.

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Steamboat/Hayden (HDN)
Wednesdays & Saturdays; Beginning December 15, 2018

BOS-HDN Flight #1227 HDN-BOS Flight #1228
9:14 a.m. – 12:16 p.m. 1:11 p.m. – 7:17 p.m.

Schedule between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) and Steamboat/Hayden (HDN)
Saturdays; Beginning December 15, 2018

FLL-HDN Flight #45 HDN-FLL Flight #48
7:31 a.m. – 10:27 a.m. 11:22 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Schedule between Long Beach (LGB) and Steamboat/Hayden (HDN)
Wednesdays & Saturdays; Beginning December 15, 2018

LGB-HDN Flight #820 HDN-LGB Flight #821
11:14 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 4:14 p.m.

JetBlue meets Montana

JetBlue will also grow further in the western U.S. with its first-ever scheduled service in Montana. The airline will operate seasonal flights between Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) and Long Beach beginning December 13, 2018.

Schedule between Long Beach (LGB) and Bozeman (BZN)
Thursdays and Sundays; Beginning December 13, 2018

LGB-BZN Flight #10 BZN-LGB Flight #9
10:48 a.m. – 2:27 p.m. 3:12 p.m. – 4:51 p.m.

Burbank Meets Boston

JetBlue will also add service at Hollywood Burbank Airport, where it has operated since 2005. JetBlue, already the only airline to offer cross-country service in Burbank, will add a second northeast destination with nonstop flights to Boston. JetBlue offers more nonstop routes between the Golden State and New England than any other airline.

Hollywood Burbank Airport is approximately 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

Daily Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Burbank (BUR)
Beginning September 5, 2018

BOS-BUR Flight #2339 BUR-BOS Flight #2338
3:28 p.m. – 6:48 p.m. 8:08 p.m. – 4:40 a.m. (+1)

In It For The Long Haul

JetBlue will also boost frequencies on several popular cross-country routes in California and beyond. In Burbank, JetBlue will build on the success of its existing New York-JFK flight with the addition of a second daily nonstop roundtrip on the route. The added New York-JFK flight will give customers on both ends of the transcon routes new daylight travel choices.

Daily Schedule between New York (JFK) and Burbank (BUR)
Beginning September 5, 2018

JFK-BUR Flight #2359 BUR-JFK Flight #2358
7:43 a.m. – 10:51 a.m. 11:41 a.m. – 8:05 p.m.
JFK-BUR Flight #359 BUR-JFK Flight #358
5:23 p.m. – 8:39 p.m. 9:59 p.m. – 6:26 a.m. (+1)

Similarly, JetBlue will add a second daily flight between Boston and Long Beach beginning September 5, 2018. The new Boston addition will also operate as a daylight flight in both directions and provide a new choice for customers traveling between New England and Southern California.

Daily Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Long Beach (LGB)
Beginning September 5, 2018

BOS-LGB Flight #2405 LGB-BOS Flight #2404
9:16 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. 9:58 a.m. – 6:28 p.m.
BOS-LGB Flight #405 LGB-BOS Flight #504
6:13 p.m. – 9:33 p.m. 9:35 p.m. – 6:02 a.m. (+1)

Elsewhere in the west, JetBlue is adding a second daily frequency between New York-JFK and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Scheduled as a daylight flight in both directions, this expanded service will also provide a valuable link between the airline’s home in New York and its Salt Lake Support Center (SSC). The SSC is home to nearly 2,500 customer support crewmembers.

Daily Schedule between New York (JFK) and Salt Lake City (SLC)
Beginning September 5, 2018

JFK-SLC Flight #871 SLC-JFK Flight #872
9:29 a.m. – 12:57 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 8:27 p.m.
JFK-SLC Flight #71 SLC-JFK Flight #72
7:07 p.m. – 10:28 p.m. 11:18 p.m. – 5:44 a.m. (+1)

Long Beach

In addition to adding Steamboat Springs and Bozeman flights in Long Beach, as well as introducing daylight Boston service, JetBlue will also adjust schedules at Long Beach Airport to better meet the needs of the market, offering up to 23 daily flights, which is in line with service levels offered by JetBlue in 2016.

JetBlue will revise flight frequencies on the following Long Beach routes starting September 5, 2018:

  • Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS) – Three times daily service.
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK) – Twice daily service.
  • Portland International Airport (PDX) – Once daily service.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) – Up to three times daily service.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – Twice daily service.
  • San José International Airport (SJC) – Twice daily service.
  • Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – Once daily service.

JetBlue will continue to offer its current frequencies of nonstop service between Long Beach and New York-JFK, Fort Lauderdale-HollywoodInternational Airport (FLL), Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

Palm Springs Season + More Mint

JetBlue is returning to Palm Springs for its fourth season with an expanded flying schedule, plus the airline’s premium Mint service during the peak December and January travel days. Flights between Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and New York-JFK will resume this fall on October 10, 2018.

JetBlue service will initially operate four times per week – more than ever before for the early portion of the season – then expand to daily service in mid-December. JetBlue is the only airline to offer daily nonstop service between Palm Springs and the East Coast.

JetBlue’s Mint flights will be offered for the second year in Palm Springs between December 20, 2018 and January 3, 2019. Mint flights will operate on a daylight schedule in both directions during the 14-day holiday peak. JetBlue Mint offers a completely rethought design and a more personal approach to service, featuring exceptional hospitality from specially trained crewmembers, lie-flat seating, tapas-style menu by New York Cityrestaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh espresso and exclusive amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper.

Schedule between New York-JFK (JFK) and Palm Springs (PSP)
beginning October 10, 2018

JFK – PSP Flight #149 PSP – JFK Flight #150
5:42 p.m. – 8:55 p.m. 9:45 p.m. – 5:40 a.m. (+1)

Mint Schedule between New York-JFK (JFK) and Palm Springs (PSP)
December 20, 2018 – January 3, 2019

JFK – PSP Flight #149 PSP – JFK Flight #150
9:25 a.m. – 12:39 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 10:04 p.m.

Best in Cross-Country Comfort

JetBlue will operate all new flights – with the exception of Palm Springs Mint service – using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

Palm Springs Mint flights will be operated using JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 with Mint aircraft.

Additionally, JetBlue has also grown its industry-leading Mint flights at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco, and recently introduced the premium flights to new western markets including San Diego, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Seattle/Tacoma.

Copyright Photo: JetBlue is downsizing its Long Beach operation to allow for these new routes. JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N589JB (msn 2215) (Barcode) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 924211.

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All JetBlue crewmembers to receive a $1,000 bonus

JetBlue's 2017 version of the New York Jets logo jet

Following the lead of American and Southwest, JetBlue has joined the ranks of those U.S. airlines offering a $1000 bonus to its employees. Here is the announcement:

On January 4, 2018 the JetBlue Senior Leadership Team shared the following note regarding the airline’s plan to distribute $1,000 to all of its 21,000 crewmembers, excluding CEO and executive vice presidents, following recent tax reform legislation:

Dear Crewmembers,

You’ve likely seen the news about U.S. tax reform. We believe these tax changes will be positive for our company, and provide us the opportunity to do good things for our Crewmembers, Customers and shareholders.

When tax reform looked like a real possibility late last year, we formed a team to think through what it could mean for each of these important groups. Many ideas are on the table but we believe our Crewmembers should be the first to benefit.With that in mind, we are excited to announce we will be paying every Crewmember employed as of December 31, 2017, a $1,000 bonus by the end of February!

Crewmembers like you are the heart of JetBlue and the reason we have become one of the most awarded airlines (and brands) in the world. We’re delighted we’re able to offer this extra thank you for your incredible efforts. In the months ahead, we look forward to working with our Values Committees and directly with you on other ideas for how we can use tax reform benefits to make JetBlue even stronger.

As a smaller airline competing against four very large competitors it is vital we continue to run a sustainable and profitable company. With over 50% of Crewmembers also being shareholders, we understand the importance of retaining investors’ confidence in our company better than anyone else.

Ultimately, we will continue to succeed because we have the best Crewmembers in the business. All 21,217 of us are continuing to do something that is truly unique in our industry by genuinely caring for each other, our Customers and our shareholders.

Finally, the new year has barely begun and we are already in our first winter irregular operation. We know today’s weather presents demanding operating conditions. As we manage through the storm, let’s remind ourselves of our #1 value – Safety. Every Crewmember is empowered to call a safety time-out if needed. This is ultimately the most important responsibility any of us have.

We’re looking forward to a great 2018 here at JetBlue. Thanks for being part of it.

Best wishes,

Robin Hayes
President & CEO

Mike Elliott
EVP People

Joanna Geraghty
EVP Customer Experience

James Hnat
EVP General Counsel

Jeffrey Martin
EVP Operations

Steve Priest
EVP Chief Financial Officer

Marty St George
EVP Commercial

Eash Sundaram
EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N746JB (msn 3622) (New York Jets) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940445.

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JetBlue to launch Newark – Santo Domingo service

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N586JB (msn 2160) (I Love NY) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 907042.

JetBlue Airways on May 3, 2018 will launch daily service connecting Newark and Santo Domingo. The new route will be operated with Airbus A320s according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N586JB (msn 2160) (I Love NY) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 907042.

Southwest Airlines launches service at Long Beach Airport

 

Southwest Airlines launches service at Long Beach Airport

Southwest Airlines on June 5, 2016 embarked upon a new chapter in its faithful 35-year partnership with California. The carrier inaugurated service at Long Beach Airport, the carrier’s 98th city served. Southwest now offers service in all five major commercial airports in the L.A. Basin with four flights a day to and from the Bay Area nonstop between Long Beach and Oakland.

Southwest now offers a peak summer schedule of nearly 60 flights a day in each direction between Oakland and Southern California’s five airports in the greater L.A. region, plus San Diego.

Last week, Southwest filed an application for route authority to add new daily international service later this year from LAX to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos in Mexico, alongside daily service to Costa Rica which began in April. Southwest also flies internationally from John Wayne Airport in Orange County to Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos.

Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 WL N784SW (msn 29810) LGB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 999221.

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JetBlue reports net income of $198 million for the 3Q

JetBlue Airways Corporation (New York) today reported its results for the third quarter 2015:

Operating income of $351 million in the third quarter. This compares to operating income of $164 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Pre-tax income of $322 million in the third quarter. This compares to pre-tax income of $132 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Net income of $198 million, or $0.58 per diluted share. This compares to JetBlue’s third quarter 2014 net income of $79 million, or $0.24 per diluted share.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N516JB (msn 1302) named “Royal Blue” prepares to depart from Long Beach.

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JetBlue Airways to start seasonal service to Palm Springs on January 14, 2016

JetBlue Airways (New York) today announced it will begin seasonal nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Southern California this winter, subject to government approval. Palm Springs will be JetBlue’s ninth destination in the Golden State.

The new flights will operate five times per week, Thursday through Monday, between January 14, 2016 and May 1, 2016.

JetBlue will operate Airbus A320s on the route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N509JB (msn 1270) in the Tartan tail design lands at Long Beach, CA.

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