JetBlue Airways is cutting more than 1,280 flights from its schedule from Thursday through mid-January in anticipation of more Covid-19 infections among pilots and flight attendants.
“This past week has been one of our most difficult operating periods during the pandemic,” three JetBlue department leaders wrote Tuesday in a note to staff, which was seen by CNBC. “The exponential growth in Omicron cases over just a couple of days is at a level that no one could reasonably prepare for.”
They said the airline would cancel flights “to get even further ahead of the expected increase in Omicron cases.”
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JetBlue cutting 1,280+ flights through mid-Jan ahead of expected rise in omicron sick calls. https://t.co/MhIVf9KYWx
— Leslie Josephs (@lesliejosephs) December 30, 2021