JetBlue Opens New Headquarters in Long Island City, Queens
JetBlue Airways has opened its new corporate headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.
The move, which was announced in 2010, allowed for nearly 1,000 jobs to remain in New York. The new headquarters combines the airlines former offices in Forest Hills, Queens, and Darien, Connecticut.
JetBlue President and CEO Dave Barger, as well as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Chuck Schumer were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
JetBlue’s new headquarters are located in theBrewsterBuilding, which was built in 1911 and was where the Brewster Aeronautical Company manufactured the Brewster F2A, the first monoplane fighter used by the U.S. Navy in World War II.
The new office was designed to foster collaboration, and offers open, transparent workspaces for employees.
With the opening of the new headquarters, JetBlue has also branded itself with the “I LoveNew York” logo, and has announced that it is the official hometown airline of NY.
JetBlue’s hub is JFK’s Terminal 5, and it is currently expanding operations at LaGuardia.