JetBlue Airlines Increases Flights out of NYC by 50%, Helps NYC Economy to Soar
By Yehudit Garmaise
Jet Blue has partnered with American Airlines to increase its flights out of NYC by 50%: going from 200 flights a day to 300 flights a day this summer.
Jet Blue, the low-cost airlines, which has been called, “New York’s hometown airlines,” also will be, in a couple of months, breaking ground to expand JFK’s Terminal 5, which is no longer big enough to accommodate the growing airline.
In addition, today at Hangar 81, where the airline has its headquarters, 1,000 New Yorkers showed up to apply for 5,000 new positions the airlines is looking to fill, before the summer begins.
JetBlue’s policy to providing free travel for all employees and their families appealed to Mayor Eric Adams, who connected JetBlue’s burgeoning growth to New York City’s economic recovery.
“When I leave City Hall, I am going to apply for a job at JetBlue, so I can fly for free,” the mayor said to big cheers.
More seriously, the mayor said JetBlue’s growth represented the New York economy “taking flight.”
Speaking about the incredible growth of the airline, when the company first launched 22 years ago, JetBlue only had two destinations: Buffalo and Fort Lauderdale.
“Now, we fly to 108 cities across the US, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the UK, with Canada arriving this summer,” proudly announced Geraghty.
“We want to be part of rebuilding the recovery of tourism back to New York, which truly is the greatest city,” said JetBlue’s CEO Robin Hayes. “There is nothing more fun than airplanes flying all over the world, and we want you to be a part of it.”