JetBlue Airways Congratulates David Neeleman on New Venture
NEW YORK, March 29, 2008 (RUSHPRNEWS) — JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU), today issued the following statement: “We congratulate David Neeleman, our founder, and his team on their venture to launch a new domestic airline in Brazil,” said Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue Airways. “David is an expert at exploring market opportunities in the airline industry and stimulating travel demand. Creating a quality airline product by partnering with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer will be beneficial to the growing Brazilian travel market. On behalf of JetBlue’s 12,000 crewmembers, I wish him well in this new endeavor.”
In 1998 David founded JetBlue with $130 million, the highest funded startup airline of its day. Under David’s leadership as JetBlue’s first CEO, the low-cost airline grew from its first flight on February 11, 2000 to its current position of serving 53 destinations in seven countries with revenues of more than $3 billion.
About JetBlue Airways
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft “BetaBlue,” a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 53 cities with 550 daily flights. New service to Los Angeles International Airport begins in May. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
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