Nov. 2, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) reports the following impact of Hurricane Sandy, and its plans to help the community recover.
Operations are fully restored to the JetBlue airports impacted by Hurricane Sandy, including all
metropolitan airports, and the airline expects to resume its full schedule tomorrow,
JetBlue customers booked for travel through
Sunday, November 4, 2012
may rebook without fee through
. Customers who purchased tickets on or before
October 28, 2012
and booked for travel through the end of the year who find themselves unable to travel may convert the full value of their ticket into a credit valid for one year. Full details are available here:
JetBlue is matching the first
in donations made to the American Red Cross via its website (
). In addition, the company is donating
to the JetBlue Crewmember Crisis Fund, a 503(c) independent non-profit designed to support JetBlue crewmembers, and will match, dollar for dollar, all crewmember donations to the fund through November 30, 2012.
is our hometown, and accordingly, we had a large number of crewmembers, customers and neighbors in harm's way this week. Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones and suffered catastrophic property loss throughout the Northeast," said JetBlue President and CEO
Although JetBlue cancelled 1,484 flights in October due to Hurricane Sandy, the overall financial impact to JetBlue's October profitability is not expected to be material. JetBlue cancelled 230 additional flights in November due to Hurricane Sandy, and the company expects short term demand to soften as customers focus their attention to recovering from the storm. As a result, fourth quarter impact is expected to be material.