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JetBlue Cancels, Delays More Flights At Logan Airport Blaming Weather, Staffing Issues

BOSTON (CBS) – JetBlue cancelled 15 more flights and delayed 40 at Logan Airport Monday morning after cancelling more than 100 flights over the weekend.

It was the second weekend in a row with several delays and cancellations for the airline.

"Despite hiring more than 3,000 new crewmembers already this year, like many businesses, we remain staffing constrained and these disruptions exacerbate an already challenging staffing situation," JetBlue spokesman Derek Dombrowski told WBZ-TV in an email Sunday.

"In order to get our operation back on track this week and provide additional recovery options for the potential of additional April weather events, we are cancelling some flights this weekend and will be making a small schedule adjustment through the rest of the month. 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."

"While we believe April will continue to be challenging, we are bringing on hundreds of new crewmembers each week as we prepare for summer travel. We have also reduced our schedule from May through the summer. 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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