July 25, 2012 / 11:50 AM / 5 years ago

JetBlue Airways quarterly profit doubles

<p>A JetBlue Airways logo is seen at the check-in counter at LaGuardia Airport in New York April 5, 2012.Lucas Jackson</p>

(Reuters) - Discount airline JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) on Wednesday said gains in leisure and business travelers helped produce its highest-ever second quarter profit.

Net income came to $52 million, or 16 cents a share, compared with $25 million, or 8 cents a share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose 11 percent to $1.23 billion.

Reporting by Karen Jacobs; editing by John Wallace

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