April 4, 2012

Our Official Welcome to Long Island City

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Senator Charles E. Schumer and other top government leaders joined our President and CEO Dave Barger in cutting the ribbon on our innovative new home, the latest addition to the vibrant Long Island City community.

The decision to keep our headquarters in New York City was announced in 2010, setting us on a journey to combine into one main corporate support center its former Forest Hills, Queens office where more than 900 crewmembers and business partners worked, with our Darien, Conn. office where approximately 70 crewmembers worked.  Our crewmembers from Darien, who provide transactional financial support for the airline, now work alongside colleagues in Long Island City, bringing 70 jobs to the Empire State.

After an exhaustive multi-state study to determine the best location for its corporate offices, we decided that remaining in our hometown of New York made the most sense. The city is an important part of our heritage and culture, our brand and our customer connection, as well as our operation, with our base at JFK’s Terminal 5 and an expanding operation at LaGuardia Airport.

The decision has been celebrated by the unprecedented joint branding of Milton Glaser’s world-recognized I LOVE NEW YORK logo, solidifying JetBlue’s status as the official hometown airline of New York.

We now occupies approximately 200,000 square feet in the historic Brewster Building in Long Island City.  The Brewster Building has a relevant aviation history.  It was built in 1911 and is where the Brewster Aeronautical Company manufactured the Brewster F2A (a.k.a. The Brewster Buffalo), the first monoplane fighter airplane used by the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Read more about our new transparent workspace
Read more about our environmentally-friendly space
Check out Monday’s story from move-in day
Learn more about our partnership with New York City
Learn more about the design of our cool, new look

More images from our new digs on Flickr

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