Snapshot: A Look at JetBlue by the Numbers

Aug 31, 2019

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JetBlue is the newest entrant to big leagues of US aviation. Now approaching its 20th anniversary of operations, the airline has become a major player — especially along the East Coast.

Founded in 2000, JetBlue puts an emphasis on passenger experience, offering more leg room than most airlines and seatback entertainment at every seat.

It’s route map currently includes destinations in the US, Caribbean and Latin American, but — in 2021 — JetBlue says it will jump into the competitive transatlantic market.

Here’s what else you need to know about “New York’s hometown airline.”

Headquarters: New York

CEO: Robin Hayes

Destinations: About 100

Related: Can Delta and JetBlue Make Boston the Next Dual-Hub City?

Focus Cities*:  New York JFK, Boston, Fort Lauderdale;  Long Beach, California; Orlando and San Juan, Puerto Rico

(*While JetBlue technically lists all of its busiest bases as “focus cities,” its operations at New York JFK and Boston operate much like traditional airline hubs. JetBlue also funnels some connecting traffic through its other focus cities. The airline counts Long Beach and Los Angeles as a joint focus city, though the carrier runs a busier schedule from Long Beach.)

Daily Departures: About 1,000

Frequent-flier Program: TrueBlue

Related: More on The JetBlue TrueBlue Rewards Program

Busiest Airports by Number of JetBlue Passengers in 2018

  1. New York John F. Kennedy (14.13 million)
  2. Boston (11.13 million)
  3. Fort Lauderdale (8.50 million)
  4. Orlando (5.67 million)
  5. Long Beach (2.74 million)
  6. San Juan, Puerto Rico (2.67 million)
  7. Newark Liberty (2.23 million)
  8. West Palm Beach, Florida (1.81 million)
  9. Washington Reagan National (1.77 million)
  10. Los Angeles (1.76 million)

Source: Diio by Cirium 

Busiest Airports by Average Daily JetBlue Departures in 2018

  1. New York John F. Kennedy (152)
  2. Boston (146)
  3. Fort Lauderdale (99)
  4. Orlando (63)
  5. San Juan (31)
  6. Long Beach (30)
  7. Washington Reagan National (29)
  8. Newark (26)
  9. West Palm Beach (21)
  10. Los Angeles (17)

Source: Diio by Cirium 

Related: JetBlue Just Bought a Plane That Can Reach Deep Into Europe

Planes in JetBlue’s Fleet

  • Airbus A321 (64)
  • Airbus A320 (130)
  • Embraer E190 (60)

Source: JetBlue fact sheet for August 2019

Featured photo courtesy of JetBlue.

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