Not everybody in the airlines is cutting back routes. JetBlue said today it will begin flying out of Los Angeles International Airport June 18, adding LAX to Burbank and Long Beach as the airports it flies out of in the Los Angeles area.
JetBlue new service, using A320s, will be from Terminal 6 at LAX, two daily nonstop flights to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and two daily flights to Boston's Logan International Airport, adding more competition to important Los Angeles, East Coast markets.
JetBlue had plans to start flying out of LAX last summer, but they were put on hold because of record high fuel prices, which have now come down sharply. AMong JetBlue's competitors on the LAX-JFK route will be Virgin America, the scrappy startup that also, like JetBlue, offers higher-end cabin service in coach than most of the majors.