JetBlue Goes To Washington To Discuss Economic Stimulus Plan

jetblue terminalJetBlue Airways Joins Other Business Leaders at White House

WASHINGTON,(RushPRnews) 01/28/09-JetBlue Airways’ (Nasdaq: JBLU) Chief Executive Officer Dave Barger and executives representing other U.S. industries met today with President Obama to discuss his economic stimulus proposal.

“Today I was honored to represent the 11,500 crewmembers of JetBlue Airways and the U.S. aviation industry in discussions with President Obama regarding his economic stimulus proposal,” said Mr. Barger. “The aviation industry needs increased federal investment in our nation’s air traffic control infrastructure in order to best serve the traveling public and stimulate economic growth for the United States.We join the larger aviation community in seeking a significant investment, as part of the stimulus bill, to enable a Next Generation Air Traffic Control System. In addition to retaining and creating jobs, investment in NextGen would enhance capacity and energy efficiency, thereby reducing recent record delays and congestion in our nation’s busiest airports, improve the global competitiveness of U.S. airlines, and reduce the environmental impact of aircraft operations.”

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.IVC Inc.

Visit for details. JetBlue serves 51 cities with 600 daily flights. New service to Bogota, Colombia, and San Jose, Costa Rica, begins in 2009. 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

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