JetBlue cancels 1,280 flights through mid-January due to expected COVID-19 spike

The virus’ continued spread has impacted thousands of Americans this holiday season.

JetBlue Airways announces new nonstop flights. (JetBlue Airways)

JetBlue Airways will cancel about 1,280 flights between now and January, in expectation of continued Covid-19 outbreaks brought on by the omicron variant, the airline said Thursday.

The cutbacks are targeted for scheduled flights between Thursday and Jan. 13, CNBC reported.

JetBlue, North America’s sixth-largest carrier, is based in New York City, where the number of cases are radically spiking —  though hospitalizations are climbing at a slightly less alarming rate.

Read more on NBC News here.