Archive for April 2013

April 12th, 2013

March Traffic Up 8.6%

Our March traffic increased 8.6 percent from March 2012, on a capacity increase of 7.5 percent. Load factor for March 2013 was 87.1 percent, an increase of 0.8 points from March 2012. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.4 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 72.3 percent.  Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile […]

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April 11th, 2013

A Day in the Life: Pilots

Welcome to A Day in the Life, where we take you behind the scenes at JetBlue to learn more about the important jobs that work in concert together to run a major airline. This time, we visit with Captain Mike and Captain Brian, two of our pilots, otherwise known as the guys and gals that literally help JetBlue […]

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April 11th, 2013

A Day in the Life: Pilots (continued)

Part II (continued from part one: Flight Prep) What’s the next best thing to flying in the cockpit? Going for a ride in our flight simulator, of course! The morning kicked off in a training room, where two pilots were going through Line Oriented Evaluation (LOE), or “recurrent training,” something all pilots must do once […]

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April 10th, 2013

They’re Baaack! Thunderstorms Move Into the Northeast

It’s barely spring and yet those pesky thunderstorms so common during the summer months are now upon us. Rain and thunderstorms are expected during the evening hours today and we may see delays at the New York are airports including JFK, EWR, LGA and HPN. As we’ve shared previously, thunderstorms can happen at any time of […]

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April 10th, 2013

Photos: Wings for Autism Takes Flight

Over the weekend, the fifth Wings for Autism took place at Logan airport. The event began in May 2011, and our airline hasn’t missed one opportunity to get involved in this unique program. Each year, we partner with Massport, TSA, and other airlines to practice the airport experience with families of autistic children. From checking […]

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April 9th, 2013

Live From T5: Emeli Sandé

We’re excited to announce the next up in our Live From T5 concert series: an exclusive live performance by Emeli Sandé on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. ET. Sandé gracefully weaves together blues, jazz and R&B on her critically acclaimed debut CD “Our Version of Events.”  She will perform her chart topping single “Next […]

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April 8th, 2013

Our Sixth Annual “One Thing That’s Green” Program

Our Sixth Annual “One Thing That’s Green” campaign launches today with the first major tree planting in New York since Hurricane Sandy. We’re partnering with New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and its MillionTreesNYC initiative to plant more than 2,400 trees, remove trash and complete beautification projects in Highland Park, an area identified by the New […]

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April 7th, 2013

Volunteering During Red Cross Month

Since 1943, March has been designated as Red Cross Month, a time to recognize the organization’s relief efforts both in the U.S. and across the globe. Our airline is the largest group of corporate citizens in the local Greater New York chapter, with 565 crewmembers trained by American Red Cross (ARC) as Ready Team volunteers. Rob Maruster, our […]

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April 6th, 2013

Dave at Boston University

Earlier this week, Dave, our CEO, was at Boston University (BU), where he spoke with Ken Freeman, Dean of BU School of Management, and university students. As part of the Dean Speaker Series, Dave’s conversation focused on our industry’s history; the relationship between customer engagement and revenue; tips on career success and more. Catch the […]

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April 5th, 2013

Show Us Your One Thing That’s Green

In 2008, we made a promise to ourselves, our planet and our customers. That promise was to work hard on reducing our carbon footprint, measure, understand and reduce the amount of natural resources we use to do business, and educate our crewmembers and communities while encourage individuals to make small changes for a healthier, cleaner […]

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