jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) has entered into a partnership with FlyKargo, a Miami-based cargo solutions provider, for the transportation of freight between Fort Lauderdale Int'l and San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin in Puerto Rico.

Services will begin with a traditional air-to-air offering and will gradually include door pickup and delivery extension in additional markets. FlyKargo will sell excess capacity and organise the transportation of cargo on scheduled passenger flights operated by the LCC.

jetBlue quit the cargo market in 2015 and has not offered the excess bellyhold capacity to freight forwarders ever since.

The three-month pilot project will commence on October 15, 2018. If successful, it would be expanded to cover more destinations.

"jetBlue is perfectly positioned to benefit the rapidly growing e-commerce package delivery market by helping to deliver those packages in the shortest possible time. We are excited about the prospects of growing revenue cargo and are taking a lead to innovate in this space with a partner that has demonstrated their ability to understand the industry’s current needs and quickly roll out a smart solution, while offering the expertise and connections to evolve with the market in the future," jetBlue Director (Customer Experience Effectiveness) Rob Martinelli said.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, jetBlue currently offers 28 weekly roundtrips between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, using a mix of A320-200s and E190s. The LCC is the market leader in the Puerto Rican capital with a total of 189 weekly departures and a 36.4% market share by capacity.