Portland, Maine - The Portland International Jetport today announced JetBlue Airways is transitioning service at Portland to Summer seasonal service. This transition is part of a nationwide network adjustment by JetBlue. The flight schedule will remain in place until January 7, 2019.
The following is a statement from Portland International Jetport Airport Director, Paul Bradbury.
“Today is a difficult day for our colleagues here at JetBlue. Over the past twelve years JetBlue has been a valued partner providing an industry leading passenger experience to Mainers flying to and from New York. In that time over two million passengers have flown the service including many loyal frequent fliers.
While this announcement will mean a decrease in seats to New York City starting in January, we are not losing service to JFK. Our partners at Delta Air Lines will continue to operate that route through the winter providing for all of the international connections available from JFK that our global business community demands.
We likewise look forward to JetBlue’s return to the market around Memorial Day. The Portland market continues to be a highly demanded route within all of our partners’ route portfolios.”
Passengers who have already booked JetBlue flights for after January 7 will be contacted by JetBlue to coordinate rebooking or refunding. The summer flight schedule is anticipated to be available for sale in the next few weeks at jetblue.com.