JetBlue has cut 17 routes in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, specifically due to the Omicron variant. All airlines have begun to reduce capacity after the New Year.
As we have throughout the pandemic, we are continually evaluating our route map to ensure it is aligned with customer demand trends and to help us get back to profitability on a consistent basis. As part of our ongoing review of our network, this spring we’ll end service on 17 routes that have underperformed, and transition a handful of markets to seasonal.
Most of these routes were additions we made in response to pandemic travel trends to help us bring immediate cash in the door. As our customers return to more expected booking patterns, these changes will free up aircraft time that we can redeploy into other areas of our network that hold the most strength and relevance to our network strategy in the long term.
Even with these reductions – most of which operated less than daily – we still expect our 2022 schedule to be our biggest-ever and we’ll continue to grow our fleet with new aircraft throughout the year. At the same time, we remain committed to adjusting our plans based on the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.”
The routes cut are listed below.
|Bozeman (BZN)||Fort Lauderdale (FLL)|
|Bozeman (BZN)||Los Angeles (LAX)|
|Cancun (CUN)||Las Vegas (LAS)|
|Cancun (CUN)||Sacramento (SMF)|
|Cancun (CUN)||San Francisco (SFO)|
|Fort Myers (RSW)||Providence (PVD)|
|New York-JFK||Bermuda (BDA)|
|New York-JFK||Bogota (BOG)|
|Newark (EWR)||Antigua (ANU)|
|Newark (EWR)||Bridgetown (BGI)|
|Newark (EWR)||Cartagena (CTG)|
|Newark (EWR)||Port-au-Prince (PAP)|
|Newark (EWR)||St. Thomas (STT)|
|San Juan (SJU)||Philadelphia (PHL)|
|San Juan (SJU)||Raleigh–Durham (RDU)|
|Tampa (TPA)||Providence (PVD)|
|Tampa (TPA)||Richmond (RIC)|
JetBlue (as well as other airlines) have mainly cut winter break and getaway destinations. Of the destinations cut, San Juan and Cancun were hit hardest.
Over 67% of all the cuts (11) were from the Caribbean, exemplifying that reduced bookings are for getaway destinations.