By the Caribbean Journal staff
JetBlue has returned its Puerto Rico flight frequencies to pre-Hurricane Irma levels, the carrier announced this week.
The airline said the return of capacity this week came six months earlier than planned.
JetBlue has also hired 50 new crewmembers in San Juan to meet the increased need for the summer peak season.
JetBlue will now be flying up to 48 daily flights between Puerto Rico and 13 cities in the United States and the Caribbean.
“Our return to our pre-hurricane flight count is a testament to the incredible resilience of Puerto Rico and our crewmembers who kept flights operating during a very difficult period,” said Dave Clark, vice president sales and revenue management for JetBlue. “We are honored to be the airline that brings Puerto Rican families together and transports tourists to the beautiful beaches and attractions of this great region.”
The announcement came as JetBlue was marking its 16th year of operations in Puerto Rico.