JETBLUE TURNS FIVE;
TAKES DELIVERY OF 71ST AIRBUS A320
New York, NY (February 11, 2005) – JetBlue Airways [NASDAQ: JBLU] today turned five. The airline commenced service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on February 11, 2000, with a ceremonial flight to Buffalo, NY, and back before taking its first commercial flight to Fort Lauderdale, FL, later that day. Five years later, JetBlue is the largest airline at JFK and ranked as a “major” airline by the US Department of Transportation, having achieved annual revenues of more than a billion dollars.
To mark the occasion, David Neeleman, JetBlue’s Chairman and CEO, and Dave Barger, President and COO, hosted an event for JetBlue crewmembers and customers to greet the arrival of the airline’s 71st Airbus A320 aircraft, debuting the fleet’s seventh tail fin design, Mosaic. Earlier in the day, the airline gave away 500 free tickets throughout New York City’s five boroughs to support the charity City Harvest. Ticket seekers had to dress as their favorite JetBlue destination and bring canned goods for the charity.