Hybrid carrier JetBlue Airways has announced that it intends to add 24 new routes to its network later this year, as the carrier hopes to cash in on increasing leisure travel demand over the holiday seasons.
The New York-based airline said the network expansion plan will also see it bring some of its temporarily grounded planes back to the skies.
JetBlue has said the new routes work to serve regions that the company anticipates to see a steadily increasing demand for leisure travel as the holiday seasons approach.
The carrier will service these routes from its four hubs – Newark, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and San Juan.
JetBlue announced in June that it would add up to 30 new domestic routes, and that it had entered a strategic partnership with American Airlines to bolster flying options in New York and Boston.
The carrier announced previously that it expects its third-quarter capacity to be down at least 45 per cent last year, following a slower approach than the majors, on increasing its flight schedules.