JetBlue, New York’s Official Hometown Airline, Lands at New Headquarters in Long Island City

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), USA
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The FINANCIAL — JetBlue Airways, New York’s Official Hometown Airline opened its new corporate headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.

The move, announced in 2010, keeps nearly 1,000 jobs in New York

The move, announced in 2010, keeps nearly 1,000 jobs in New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Senator Charles E. Schumer and other top government leaders joined JetBlue’s President and CEO Dave Barger in cutting the ribbon on the airline’s innovative new home, the latest addition to the vibrant Long Island City community.

The decision to keep its headquarters in New York City was announced in 2010, setting JetBlue on a journey to combine into one main corporate support center its former Forest Hills, Queens office where more than 900 crewmembers and business partners worked, with its Darien, Conn. office where approximately 70 crewmembers worked.

JetBlue’s crewmembers from Darien, who provide transactional financial support for the airline, now work alongside colleagues in Long Island City, bringing 70 jobs to the Empire State.
“Since our start up in New York in 1998 and our first flight from JFK in 2000, JetBlue’s home, heart and soul have always remained in New York,” said Mr. Barger.

“Now in our second decade, we are growing jobs with this new office, serving seven Empire State destinations with more daily seats between New York City and upstate than any other airline, and growing the regional economy with competitive fares. JetBlue is proud to stay here in New York, grow here in New York and continue being New York’s hometown airline.”

See the full story at The FINANCIAL….


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