JetBlue names Barger as new chief executive

Founder Neeleman gives up operational control

Indeed, on Monday JetBlue said its April traffic grew 11.6 percent on a 12.8 percent expansion in capacity.

Levick says JetBlue customers are extremely loyal and have been willing to overlook the carrier's storm problems as an anomaly.

Shares of JetBlue rose 49 cents, or 4.7 percent, to close at $10.89.

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