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JetBlue announced Thursday it will add two dozen new nonstop routes this year in an effort to capture traffic and generate cash after the coronavirus pandemic brought global travel to a near standstill.
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The carrier said all of the new flights will take off in November and December and will cover regions that the company "anticipates increasing demand for leisure travel," adding that tickets for the routes are now on sale.
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In order to accommodate the increase in routes, the carrier will reactivate some of its temporarily parked jets.
“This latest series of new routes – even in the current environment – advances our revised network strategy, returns more aircraft to the skies and doubles down on our ability to generate more cash sooner," said Scott Laurence, the head of revenue and planning at JetBlue.