March 19, 2007

JetBlue service returns to normal after U.S. storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Discount carrier JetBlue Airways said its service will return to normal following a late-winter storm that hit many Northeast U.S. cities. JetBlue said on Saturday it expected to operate at least 90 percent of its scheduled operations.

The 7-year-old carrier has attempted to reclaim its customer-friendly image after being stung by a February 14 service meltdown following an ice storm that left passengers in New York stranded on planes for up to 10 hours.

Last week, big U.S. airlines and their affiliates canceled more than 2,000 flights. JetBlue canceled 400 of 550 scheduled flights on Friday and 28 on Saturday.

JetBlue said it will waive change fees and fare differences for customers scheduled to travel through March 18 from, to, or through certain Northeast cities including New York, Newark and Boston, the company said in a statement.

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