Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category

September 27th, 2011

Our Own Dave Featured in The New York Times

Our CEO Dave Barger was featured in The New York Times in the Business Section this past Sunday. In the Corner Office Column, Adam Bryant spoke with Dave about the first time he was someone’s boss, his leadership philosophy and what he looks for during the hiring process. “I think the best leaders are teachers […]

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September 3rd, 2011

JetBlue Mentioned in The New York Times

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that while Customers with purchased tickets received ominous reports of the approaching hurricane, most airlines had not yet decided whether to impose pre-emptive flight cancellations. “With the exception of JetBlue, which announced 900 flight cancellations early Friday, major airlines held off scrubbing large numbers of flights until […]

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April 8th, 2011

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Stand up for tall people

This week the airline industry took a beating because some of its planes have taken a beating from being in the air for decades (note: our average fleet age is five years).  Southwest became the poster child because of a five-foot-long crack found on one of its 737s. The discovery caused Southwest to ground a […]

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March 24th, 2011

The largest airline out of Puerto Rico!

Expansion in the Caribbean has been a central (and very successful) focus of our business, with a quarter of all capacity operating in and out of the region. We’re thrilled that before the end of the summer we’ll become the largest carrier in Puerto Rico! Caribbean Business highlighted this exciting news in a feature about […]

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March 23rd, 2011

Crewmember in the news: America’s got talent, airport edition

Our Airport Operations Crewmember Kelly is highlighted in a USA Today article about airline employees who double as artists and performers for her moonlighting as a stand-up comic. “She interacts with the public at ticket-counters and gates all day but, unlike Steinmetz, doesn’t put many work stories into her act,” the article reads. “People in […]

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March 18th, 2011

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Evaluation

In some senses it was an action-packed week in the airline industry, particularly with regard to the devastating acts of nature in Japan, which caused first the halting of flights, followed by a return to air travel, and then a scramble to add flights to help people get out of the country. In most other […]

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March 11th, 2011

Bradley International Airport takes off

Our new service out of Hartford, Connecticut is highlighted in a recent news story as one of the main reasons ridership is up at Bradley International Airport. The article cites our twice-daily nonstop service to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale with easy connections to the Caribbean.

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March 4th, 2011

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Up, Up and Away!

The airline industry saw a good deal of action this week, from ongoing tension in the Middle East (and the not unrelated soaring oil prices), to consolidation announcements and new digs. The Bahamas is preparing for its new U.S. departures terminal while our partners over at Lufthansa showed off its new A380 service out of […]

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February 25th, 2011

Weekly Airline News Roundup – Slick

Central to everyone’s concerns in the airline industry this week is oil. Sadly, we’re not talking about tanning oil. Of course, as human beings we’re most concerned about the safety of everyone living amongst the unrest in Northern Africa and The Middle East, but the rapidly rising prices of oil due to the tension abroad […]

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February 5th, 2011

Watch Dave on CNBC

After announcing our fourth quarter and 2010 full year profit, our CEO Dave Barger paid a visit to the CNBC studios to talk about our earnings and the state of the industry. His interview on their program Halftime Report focused on fuel and snow, and Dave also answered questions about international capacity, airline partnerships and government investment.

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