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JetBlue Lands at New Headquarters in Long Island City

NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York*s Official Hometown Airline, today opened its new corporate headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, SenatorCharles 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.**

**JetBlue has played a huge role in making New York City the nation*s number one travel destination,** said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. **The many reasons why people come to New York as tourists on JetBlue planes also are good reasons why JetBlue is expanding its corporate headquarters here. We couldn*t be prouder that JetBlue has cast a major vote of confidence in Long Island City as a great place to do business.**

**This is just another example of why Jet Blue is truly New York*s hometown airline,** said Senator Schumer. **By opening their new headquarters building right here in Long Island City, JetBlue is once again demonstrating their commitment toNew York, and I wish them all the best in their new home.**

30.04.2012. 06:54

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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