JetBlue halting flights at NYC area, Boston airports


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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JetBlue is suspending outgoing flights at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, and Boston’s Logan airports to catch up with weather-related delays and cancellations. The airline started reducing flight operations at 1 p.m. Monday and will fully halt departing flights at 5 p.m., said a JetBlue spokesperson.

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Newly formed JetBlue Foundation gives $25K grants to two Queens schools


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos Courtesy of JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways has given aviation students an extra push to fly above and beyond after announcing the launch of the JetBlue Foundation, created to encourage and advance aviation-related education by sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

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Palm Beach & JetBlue deals and steals


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With the leaves about to change, millions of Snowbirds are readying for their annual trek southward.  Most will drive, some will use the auto train or ship their vehicles and others will fly. While the auto train does take some time and distance off the trip, you still must drive to Reston, VA and then […]

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JetBlue breaks ground on JFK Terminal 5 expansion


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Just four months after the project’s approval, JetBlue broke ground on its terminal expansion at JFK International Airport. The renovations, which began October 1, will enlarge the airline’s Terminal 5, which opened in 2008. Three existing gates will be converted into international arrivals and three new ones will be added. Other additions to the terminal […]

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JetBlue sign lights up LIC


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the mayor's office

Queens has a new guiding light after the flip was switched on a JetBlue sign in the airlines new home, Long Island City. Local leaders joined JetBlue executives turning on the nearly 40-foot tall sign that sits atop the Brewster Building. “New York City’s iconic skyline is a little brighter tonight, thanks to the success of […]

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JetBlue sign touches down in LIC


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the JetBlue sign! The enormous cobalt insignia, looming atop the Brewster Building at 27-01 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, now speckles the skyline. The nearly 40-foot-tall sign — the marker of a controversial business move — has been installed over the past couple weeks and is […]

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JetBlue expansion at JFK will bring jobs


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of JetBlue

More than 1,000 jobs are expected to come from a green-lit terminal expansion at JFK International Airport, the Port Authority and JetBlue announced last week. The expansion will add 145,000-square-feet on three levels to the already 635,000-square-feet JetBlue occupies in Terminal 5. The new terminal will be called T5i and handle international flights and house […]

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JetBlue sign will grace L.I.C. sky


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Following a year of cutting through red tape – and mulling a move to Florida – JetBlue has been given the green light to provide Long Island City with a “sign” that they are here to stay. The City Council voted unanimously on April 30 to approve a zoning amendment allowing companies to construct signs […]

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Forest Hills biz hurt by JetBlue departure


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

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JetBlue’s takeoff from Forest Hills has been rocky for local businesses – now severely struggling to survive. A number of merchants say they have lost large percentages of their business since the airline moved from its headquarters in the Forest Hills Tower, located on Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike, to a modernized facility in Queens […]

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L.I.C. to JetBlue: ‘Welcome aboard’


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

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JetBlue has landed in Long Island City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined numerous local legislators for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 4 – unveiling JetBlue’s new corporate headquarters in the historic Brewster Building, located at 27-01 Queens Plaza North in L.I.C. JetBlue announced its decision to keep its headquarters in New York City in 2010, and […]

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AA and JetBlue announce partnership


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

American Airlines (AA) announced two partnerships – one with JetBlue and one with New York City – that will mean better service and increased connections for customers as well as an extra financial boost to the city. “We are announcing a partnership whereby our two airlines will cooperate in New York and Boston to provide […]

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JetBlue prepares for take off


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Just two years after JetBlue opened its gleaming $743 million terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the airline is poised to move its headquarters – possibly out of the state. Whether or not the company will fly south to Orlando or move its Forest Hills headquarters to another location within the five boroughs remains […]

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JetBlue & KaBOOM! build playground


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

It was a true team effort as volunteers and staff from JetBlue, KaBOOM! and Forestdale all teamed up to build a playground on the Forestdale campus. Hundreds of volunteers from all three groups worked throughout the day on Wednesday, September 23, putting together the different components of the playground, which was designed by the youngsters […]

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JetBlue opens terminal at JFK


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Calling the company “a classic New York success story,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg keynoted the gala opening day of the 21st century gateway to New York - the new JetBlue terminal at JFK airport. As a tribute to the airline’s Queens roots, the ceremony was opened by the Junior-ROTC Color Guard from Aviation High School in […]

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