JetBlue Drastically Reduces Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale Routes; Exits Other Markets Altogether

by Anthony Losanno
JetBlue A320

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Struggling low-cost carrier is not having a good year. After dropping its Northeast Alliance with American Airlines and being denied the ability to acquire Spirit Airlines (more here), it has seen terrible on-time performance, a shakeup of its leadership, and lots of financial woes. In trying to remedy the situation, JetBlue shared with The Points Guy that it is hacking off a lot of its unprofitable routes.

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

As of June 13th, JetBlue will eliminate the following routes from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL):

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

JetBlue is cutting its schedule by 33% and reducing daily departures from 34 to 24 on June 13th. Routes being cut include:

  • Cancún International Airport (CUN)
  • Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
  • Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
  • Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Tampa

Other Routes

The following other routes are also getting the axe in June:

  • Aguadilla’s Rafael Hernández International Airport (BQN) and Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Lima

Four Cities Are Being Dropped

JetBlue is ceasing service to four cities, altogether. These include:

  • Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG)
  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)
  • Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)

Anthony’s Take: JetBlue needed to scale back and cut unprofitable routes. It will hopefully shift focus to Boston and New York where it began. The airline has had a tumultuous year and it will hopefully regain its footing.

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