Jetblue Airways is cutting four routes, including Long Beach Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport, to free up airplanes for its new flights at Washington Reagan National Airport, the carrier told Today in the Sky. The final flight will be Sept. 2.
With route authorities it is taking over from American and US Airways, which were required to divest of them in order to merge, Jetblue plans soon boost its Washington National operation to 30 departures per day. But those airplanes have to come from somewhere.
Jetblue will retain transcontinental routes to Boston and New York from Long Beach.
According to Today in the Sky, JetBlue is also ending these routes:
- West Palm Beach-San Juan, Puerto Rico: Last flight is June 16
- San Francisco-Austin: Last flight is June 16
- Oakland-Washington Dulles: Last flight is June 16
- Buffalo-Fort Myers, Fla.: Seasonal market, will not resume in November
Virgin America is doing something similar, according to Airchive.com. It’s ending flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Philadelphia so it will have planes to put in three markets – Dallas Love Field, New York LaGuardia, and Washington Reagan.