JetBlue Names John Ross Vice President, Flight Operations
NEW YORK,NY (rushprnews) May 14, 2007Â — JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces John Ross has been named Vice President, Flight Operations, effective immediately. Mr. Ross will lead JetBlue’s 1,700 pilots and Flight Operations team, including fleet programs for the Airbus 320 and Embraer 190 aircraft. He will report to Chief Operating Officer Russ Chew.
“John’s career in pilot leadership roles uniquely qualifies him for this position,” said Mr. Chew. “His 24 years with US Airways as a leader in Flight Operations and Flight Training, as well as his line operational experience will serve JetBlue well as we continue to grow our airline, both in the number of flights and destinations.”
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ross was interim vice president of JetBlue’s System Operations department since March 1, 2007, and before that he was Director of Flight Safety since joining JetBlue in 2005. Mr. Ross joined JetBlue after 24 years with US Airways in Flight Operations and Flight Training. Mr. Ross is a JetBlue Pilot and holds a Captain’s bid on the airline’s 100-seat E190 aircraft.
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 the most legroom throughout coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines). JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 52 cities with up to 575 daily flights. 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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