JetBlue Cuts Los Angeles-Fort Lauderdale Routes – Airways | Airlines

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DALLAS — JetBlue Airways (B6) has announced plans to cut several routes from several destinations in an internal memo. These reductions follow additional service adjustments that the airline announced in January 2024.

The upcoming service cuts are wide-ranging but will primarily affect B6’s operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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Service Reductions

The effective date of the LAX and FLL route cuts has not been announced; however, a complete list of affected routes has been announced. FLL will experience route reductions from Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS), Nashville (BNA), New Orleans (MSY), and Salt Lake City (SLC).

Los Angeles (LAX) will no longer have service to Cancún (CUN), Las Vegas (LAS), Liberia (LIR) in Costa Rica, Miami (MIA), Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Reno (RNO), San Francisco (SFO), and Seattle (SEA). Additionally, capacity in Los Angeles will be decreased from 34 flights per day to 24.

Effective June 13, 2024, JetBlue will also cease service to Kansas City (MCI), Missouri; Bogota (BOG), Colombia; Quito (UIO), Ecuador; and Lima (LIM), Peru. B6 stated that these routes were unprofitable, as reported by Skift.

In addition to the LAX and FLL pullback, B6 will eliminate flights from Tampa (TPA) to Aguadilla (BQA), Puerto Rico; Orlando (MCO) to Salt Lake City (SLC); and New York (JFK) to Detroit (DTW).

A Focus on Major Routes, Cities

JetBlue’s VP of Network Planning, Dave Jehn, noted that these markets were underperforming. These changes will allow the airline to shift planes to better-performing routes on the East Coast and the Caribbean and appeal to visiting family and friends travelers, which some analysts have said would be a positive step toward profitability.

Jehn also said these changes should…

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