JetBlue Cancels, Delays More Flights At Logan Citing Staffing Issues

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — JetBlue's travel troubles continued over the weekend and spilled into the new week on Monday.

JetBlue canceled 15 flights and delayed 14 more as of early Monday morning, according to FlightAware. Over 100 JetBlue flights were delayed or canceled at Logan Airport on Sunday as the airline deals with multiple issues, including staffing shortages.

This comes after the airline had to cancel hundreds of flights across the country last weekend, including at least 70 flights at Logan Airport, because of weather, staffing, and air traffic control issues. This most recent round of cancelations comes as JetBlue deals with staffing constraints and works to resume normal service after last weekend's mass cancellations.

JetBlue has hired more than 3,000 new employees this year, but a spokesperson said the disruptions last weekend lead to constraints on their staffing situation.

"We sincerely apologize to our customers for these disruptions, and we are working to cancel flights in advance whenever possible so they have time to adjust their plans and do not need to show up to the airport," a JetBlue spokesperson said in a statement.

Going forward, JetBlue plans to make schedule adjustments to allow for additional recovery efforts in the month of April in case of more weather or scheduling issues.

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"While we believe April will continue to be challenging, we are bringing on hundreds of new crew members each week as we prepare for summer travel," the spokesperson wrote. "Given we anticipate continued industry challenges and heavy demand into the summer, we are planning more conservatively and trying to be proactive where we can with cancellations due to disruptive weather and air traffic control events."

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