Just taking a look at late July schedule again and it looks like JetBlue has made their final adjustments. Interesting stuff in that I'm seeing a lot of major JFK routes getting additional flights for that time. They must be seeing some solid booking coming in lately. I think NYC's pentup demand is finally coming out. That should bode well for August schedule also. At this pace, they are going to be at probably close to 100 flights on peak days out of JFK in late July.
Some places I'm seeing more flights are. These are all increased ones I can see.
STI - 6x daily
SDQ - 5x daily
SJU - 4x daily
PAP - 2x daily
KIN - 2x daily
POS - 1x daily
LAX - 6x daily
SFO - 4x daily
ATL - 2x daily
MCO - 6x daily
FLL - 5x daily
The VFR routes to PR/DR are really popular, but even PAP/KIN are back up a little bit. It still seems like they are not oferring enough capacity here, because I'm seeing most of the non-middle seat sold out with well over a month out. Looks like they can't bring these flights back fast enough. Based on the fares I'm seeing, they will make a lot of money on these even with 60% LF. It's too bad DL figured it out and are restarting those routes in Aug. Aside from that, more capacity to Florida and mint also. ATL looks to be doing great. ORD is still not showing up.
Out of Boston, it's more of a mix bag. I'm seeing the short business routes losing frequencies like (PIT/ORD/RDU), but the leisure stuff like Florida gaining frequencies. Again, leisure is coming back much faster than short haul business travel.
Overall, seems like more capacity with the final adjustments.
While I'm happy to see this expansion, where are the Mint customers coming from to support this service? Or do they anticipate business travel to resume soon?
There are a lot of people who would fly JetBlue on NJ side that find JFK too far. This is about gaining new customers also. Looks like they are adding mint flights for July with final adjustments so the premium transcon market looks to be coming back sooner than expected.
They're going to be able to execute that with their current number of gates?
Would be interesting to see hear about how gate allocation work in new terminal 1. I heard its all CUTE, but would think there is preferential access for some gates. Maybe by showing greater ambition here, they will get more preferential gate access in the new terminal. What they had in existing terminal A should be able to support this since other routes (like BOS-EWR) aren't likely to recover to full capacity for a while