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JetBlue will chop its flights this summer by 10% as airline is hit by staff shortages


JetBlue will chop its flights this summer by 10% as airline is hit by staff shortages despite already hiring 2,500 workers

  • The company said that despite already hiring 2,500 new workers this year, they’re still unable to meet the employer needs of what they’d originally planned 
  • ‘We’ve already reduced May capacity 8-10 percent and you can expect to see a similar pull for the remainder of the summer,’ COO Joanna Geraghty said 
  • Over 300 flights were canceled by the airline over the weekend, a week after poor weather across Florida had led to another rash of cancelations and delays 
  • ‘Despite these challenges and, based on your feedback that the schedule is wound too tight, we know the best plan is to reduce capacity,’ Geraghty added 
  • JetBlue isn’t the only airline downsizing things. Alaska Airlines said it will trim its schedule by two percent through the end of June due to similar staff shortages 



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