September 2019 | News | Takeaways

JetBlue Ups Its Cargo Game

Tags: Air Cargo, Supply Chain

As part of its plan to gradually expand cargo operations, JetBlue will partner with Miami-based consultancy Aeronex Cargo. Initially, JetBlue will utilize flights to and from Fort Lauderdale to interline cargo moving through Miami International Airport. Aeronex will organize the Miami to Fort Lauderdale road-feeder transportation.

Prior to 2018, the low-cost carrier did not transport any cargo. But the company decided to up its air cargo game after it transported cargo on flights between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan as part of a successful 2018 pilot program.

JetBlue will roll out its expanded cargo operations airport by airport. After Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue and Aeronex Cargo plan to open additional cargo operations at busy international airports, including John F. Kennedy, Los Angeles, and Boston Logan.

JetBlue and Aeronex Cargo will evaluate additional opportunities to expand cargo operations to nearly 30 cities where there is high shipping demand across the airline’s network.