JetBlue adds flights to the Caribbean and Paris in attempt to save itself while merger plays out

JetBlue Airlines announced a shift of focus to leisure routes in light of its merger with Spirit Airlines getting denied in court.

The company sent a memo obtained by CNBC to employees Friday announcing more flights to the Caribbean and Paris, which is one of its three trans-Atlantic routes. JetBlue announced its first trans-Atlantic route to England’s London Heathrow airport in 2021.

Additionally, the airline will be canceling its routes from New York’s JFK airport to Portland, Oregon, to Ponce, Puerto Rico, to Milwaukee, and to San Jose, California, along with its route from New York’s Westchester County Airport to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. There were only seven airlines flying out of Westchester County before this announcement.

JetBlue will leave the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall airport completely, abandoning its nonstop flight to Boston.

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