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JetBlue to consolidate offices, remain in NY

March 22, 2010 01:50PM

JetBlue announced plans today to keep its headquarters in New York City, while consolidating its Forest Hills office and its Connecticut location into one central office in Long Island City. The move will keep 880 corporate jobs in the city and will bring 70 from Connecticut, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who announced the news today along with Governor David Paterson and JetBlue CEO Dave Barger. The decision comes after a multi-year, nationwide search to determine the best home base for the airline. Barger said that the decision was made for logistical reasons and as a way of maintaining the company’s distinct brand. “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,” Barger said today. TRD

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