JetBlue Airways Applauds the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for JFK Delay Reduction Program

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today issued the following statement:

"The Port Authority recognizes the critical need to enable more efficient aircraft movements at New York-area airports, and has started this important work through its JFK Delay Reduction Program," said Dave Barger, president and CEO of New York's hometown airline, JetBlue Airways. "Improvements to runways and taxiways at JFK are essential to reducing flight delays and increasing the airport's capacity and efficiency. As the largest airline at JFK as determined by the number of customers served and an airline dedicated to providing quality customer service, we at JetBlue look forward to working closely with the Port Authority throughout the duration of these improvements, which will ultimately benefit all customers traveling through the gateway airport."

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