jetBlue to add more than 5,000 workers in New York and reinforce its flights in the Big Apple

jetBlue Airways announced during an event at the company’s hangar at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) that it will add 5,000 jobs in New York in 2022. It will also work with the city to create a new workforce partnership to connect more New Yorkers to the airline’s offerings.

The event facilitated on-site interviews and conditional hiring of diverse candidates for a variety of positions within jetBlue’s New York operation, including roles in airport operations, ground operations, technical operations, onboarding, information technology, and other support center functions.

“As a local New York airline, JetBlue’s commitment goes well beyond the flights we operate here,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s chief executive officer.

«We will do that through the hiring of thousands of new JetBlue crewmembers in 2022, and through our ongoing commitment to the community to create a strong pipeline for future JetBlue members and a more resilient workforce,» Hayes concluded.

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JetBlue currently employs about 8,000 crewmembers based in the city, as well as at jetBlue’s Long Island City Support Center, its corporate headquarters. The airline’s growth and hiring are due in large part to the Northeast Alliance, a partnership it has established with American Airlines.

Those seeking information about future JetBlue hiring events and careers at JetBlue should visit jetblue.com/careers.

The Mayor of New York is looking to get the city back on track. Photo credit: jetBlue

«New York City is getting back on track and we are working with our business community to invest in our people, restart our economic engines and provide New Yorkers with pathways to quality jobs,» said New York Mayor Eric Adams.

The partnership announced today builds on JetBlue’s long history of supporting community programs and fostering local aviation talent in New York.

The company partnered with a variety of community organizations and schools, including the Council for Airport Opportunities, the CUNY Institute of Aviation at York College, and Vaughn College, to develop and attract crewmembers to join the airline

JetBlue is also committed to creating development opportunities for current operations and frontline crewmembers to prepare for and pursue corporate opportunities at the company’s Long Island City Support Center.

JetBlue Gateways joins in creating opportunities for external candidates and, as part of the program in 2021, the airline partnered with Vaughn College to work on building a direct pipeline of local pilots.

The new jet Blue terminal at JFK. Photo: JFK Airport

jetBlue and New York go together

To further encourage travel to the Big Apple, JetBlue Vacations is launching a travel promotion by offering USD 200 off vacation packages, featuring world-renowned theaters, museums, and unparalleled restaurants, to visit New York.

“It’s clear that our customers want to travel and New York is back to welcome them,” said Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s president and chief operating officer.

jetBlue recently announced it will strengthen its presence in New York. Its flagship Terminal 5 at JFK has been celebrated for its customer-friendly design facilities, and there are plans to unify with Terminals 6 and 7.

The new Terminal 6 project will integrate with Terminal 5. It will help secure the company’s long-term future at JFK with opportunities for new gates from 2025, and offers partner airlines the ability to co-locate with the US airline, improving customer connectivity.

Its landing in London marked an important point for the company. Photo: Gatwick

Busiest summer travel season

Thanks to the Northeast Alliance with American Airlines, the company is gearing up for its best summer ever. Together they will have up to 500 daily operations at JFK.

According to data obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium, jetBlue will have 192 daily flights this summer, connecting 89 destinations at the New York airport to major cities in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the United Kingdom.

JFK accounts for 37.4% of its frequencies, being the airline’s main base, with more than 200,000 available monthly seats. They are followed by Boston and Fort Lauderdale with 26.6% and 13.8% respectively.

For its international flights, its connections will be as follows:
  • Antigua and Barbuda (ANU); 4 weekly flights on Airbus A320.
  • Aruba (AUA); three daily flights on Airbus A320/A321.
  • Bermuda (BDA); one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • Bridgetown (BGI), Barbados; two daily flights on Airbus A320.
  • Cartagena (CTG), Colombia; 4 weekly flights on Airbus A320.
  • Cancún (CUN), Mexico; four daily flights on Airbus A320/A321.
  • Curacao (CUR), Curacao; three weekly flights on Airbus A320.
  • Grand Cayman (GCM); four weekly flights on Airbus A320.
  • Georgetown (GEO), Guyana; one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • Grenada (GND); one daily flight on Airbus A320 and A321.
  • Guatemala (GUA); one daily flight on Airbus A321.
  • Guayaquil (GYE), Ecuador; one daily flight on Airbus A321.
  • Kingston (KIN), Jamaica; four daily flights on Airbus A320/A321.
  • Havana (HAV), Cuba; one weekly flight on Airbus A320.
  • Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica; four weekly flights on Airbus A320.
  • London/Gatwick (LGW), United Kingdom; one daily flight on Airbus A321LR.
  • London/Heathrow (LHR), United Kingdom; one daily flight on Airbus A321LR.
  • Montego Bay (MBJ), Jamaica; four daily flights on Airbus A320.
  • Nassau (NAS), Bahamas; three daily flights on Airbus A320 and Embraer 190.
  • Port Au Prince (PAP), Haiti; one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • Providenciales (PLS), Turks and Caicos; 9 weekly flights on Airbus A320.
  • Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago; one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • Puerto Plata (POP), Dominican Republic; one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • Punta Cana (PUJ), Dominican Republic; three daily flights on Airbus A320 and A321.
  • Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Mexico; one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • Santiago de los Caballeros (STI), Dominican Republic; seven daily flights on Airbus A320 and A321.
  • Santo Domingo/Las Americas (SDQ), Dominican Republic; 7 daily flights on Airbus A320 and A321.
  • San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica; one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • San Jose del Cabo (SJD), Mexico; one daily flight on Airbus A320.
  • St Lucia (UVF); eight weekly flights on Airbus A320 and A321.
  • St. Maarten (SXM), eight weekly flights on Airbus A320 and A321.
  • Vancouver (YVR), Canada; one daily flight on Airbus A320.

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