What we’re reading: JetBlue introduces BluePass, more info on Air France crash, re-engined 737 is ‘low risk’


JetBlue means business with the introduction of ‘BluePass,’ delivering three months of unlimited travel for Boston and L.A./Long Beach customers

JetBlue is introducing its BluePass where customers can have unlimited travel options between Long Beach, Calif. and Boston.

Today through August 31, one of three customized BluePass options – Boston All, Boston Select, or Long Beach Select – can be purchased at www.jetblue.com/bluepass, allowing customers to select the pass that best suits their travel needs.

“JetBlue is pleased to offer this valuable, flexible and convenient unlimited pass to meet the high-frequency travel needs of a variety of customers, no matter what their business plans entail,” said Dennis Corrigan, vice president of sales and revenue management for JetBlue.

BluePass is available for a limited time.

Investigators to say more On Air France crash

French air investigators will be releasing further insights on the cause of the Air France crash that killed 228 people.

The BEA crash investigation agency will present its latest findings on the disaster, after two months sifting through data from black box flight recorders recovered from the ocean floor in May.

Its report, to be presented at a 1230 GMT news conference attended by victims’ relatives, comes weeks after the second anniversary of the unexplained crash which led to a USD$50 million search operation to recover the black boxes.

Boeing CEO: Re-engined 737 ‘low risk, low capital’

Boeing’s Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney said that the decision to re-engine the 737NG was reached after “months of careful consideration.”

The re-engined 737NG “will be the most fuel efficient aircraft in its segment,” McNerney said, adding that a “conservative” estimate is for the updated narrowbody—powered by CFM International Leap-X engines—to provide a 10%-12% fuel efficiency gain over current model 737NGs.

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