JetBlue Expects to Operate 90 Percent of Today’s Schedule. Customers Booked through March 18 May Still Voluntarily Rebook Between March 20-April 30, 2007
NEW YORK — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) is returning to scheduled operations today following a severe winter storm in the Northeast United States on Friday, March 16. JetBlue expects to operate at least 90 percent of its scheduled operations today. Delays and cancellations will be minimized throughout Saturday as the airline completes its recovery following the March 16 winter storm.
As announced Thursday, March 15, JetBlue customers who are scheduled to travel through March 18, 2007 to, from, or through the following cities may elect to voluntarily rebook their travel for any time between March 20, 2007 and April 30, 2007. Rebooked travel must be completed by April 30, 2007. JetBlue will waive change fees and fare differences.
Boston, MA Buffalo, NY Burlington, VT Newark, NJ New York/JFK New York/LaGuardia Portland, ME Rochester, NY Stewart/Newburgh, NY Syracuse, NY
Customers who wish to voluntarily rebook their travel are asked to call JetBlue Reservations at 800-JETBLUE (800-538-2583) on or after Monday, March 19. JetBlue is currently experiencing high call volume.
Customers are encouraged to check the status of their flight online at www.jetblue.com prior to leaving for the airport. Customers with web-enabled cell phones and PDAs may check the status of their flight via mobile.jetblue.com.
JetBlue Airways is focused on creating a new airline category — an airline that offers value, service and style. Based in New York City, and now in its eighth year, the low-cost carrier currently serves 50 destinations with more than 550 flights daily. JetBlue has the most legroom in coach (a) and is America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful compensation for customers inconvenienced by flight delays or cancellations (b). In addition to its signature seatback personal television service (c), the low-fare, high-value airline offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin‘ Donuts(r) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the airline’s Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(r). With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) JetBlue has the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(b) For full details of JetBlue’s Customer Bill of Rights, visit www.jetblue.com/promise.
(c) DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the continental United States; however, where applicable, FOX InFlight(tm) is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX InFlight(tm) is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. JetBlue’s in-flight entertainment is powered by LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including, without limitation, our extremely competitive industry; increases in fuel prices, maintenance costs and interest rates; our ability to implement our growth strategy, including the ability to operate reliably the EMBRAER 190 aircraft; our significant fixed obligations; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and maintain our culture as we grow; our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization; our dependence on the New York metropolitan market; our reliance on automated systems and technology; our being subject to potential unionization; our reliance on a limited number of suppliers; changes in or additional government regulation; changes in our industry due to other airlines‘ financial condition; and external geopolitical events and conditions. Further information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.