According to JetBlue, the adjustments in Long Beach service were being made “to better meet the needs of the market.”
The airline will offer 23 daily flights at the airport, down from its current 35, reducing the airline’s service to 2016 levels. Marty St. George, the airline’s vice president of commercial and planning, said the revisions will allow Jetblue “to offer customers new destinations, capitalize on our leadership position in transcontinental flying and advance our margin commitments in Long Beach where certain flying constraints have created challenges.”
The city of Long Beach last year rejected the proposed construction of a customs facility at the airport that would have opened the door for international flights.
While reducing the overall number of flights, JetBlue announced it was adding service from Long Beach to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Bozeman, Montana.
JetBlue also announced that it will be adding service between Boston and Hollywood Burbank Airport, beginning Sept. 5. It will also add a second daily flight to and from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
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