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JetBlue is bullish on a travel recovery for both leisure and international travel. Barring unforeseen circumstances, that looks like a winning formula.

JetBlue Airways Corp forecast a better-than-expected second-quarter profit on Tuesday as the low-cost carrier remains confident about a robust recovery in leisure and international travel.

The New-York based carrier maintained an optimal low-cost structure, while adding new international flight routes to capitalize on the booming demand for travel.

JetBlue expects second-quarter adjusted profit between $0.35 and $0.45 per share, above analysts’ estimate of $0.30 per share, according to Refinitiv data.

On an adjusted basis, the company posted a loss of $111 million, or $0.34 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with analysts’ average loss estimate of $0.38 per share, according to Refinitiv data.

(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Pooja Desai)

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Photo credit: A JetBlue aircraft. JetBlue maintained its financial discipline and launched international routes to Europe. Adam Moreira / Wikimedia

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