JetBlue wants to grow at Long Beach Airport. So why is it cutting some flights?
The newspaper piece goes into a little more depth than some of my earlier blog posts. But the basic idea is this: JetBlue wants to add international flights from LGB, but until the airport builds a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, it is limited to an all-domestic schedule. Domestic flying is not quite as profitable for JetBlue, so this airline occasionally cuts back on its LGB flights during off-peak periods.