JetBlue Airways Logo – JetBlue Airways is an airline American low cost belonging to the JetBlue Airways Corporation ( NASDAQ : JBLU). The company is headquartered in Forest Hills , near the neighborhood of Queens in the City of New York . Its main base is located in the International Airport John F. Kennedy .
In 2001 , JetBlue began operations in the Long Beach Airport in Long Beach, California, and then in the Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2004 . It also has operations in Fort Lauderdale , Washington-Dulles, and the Orlando International Airport . The airline mainly serves destinations in the United States , with flights to the Caribbean , Bahamas , Bermuda , Mexico and Colombia .
JetBlue maintains a corporate office in Cottonwods Heights , Utah , and a satellite office in Darien , Connecticut . JetBlue is a non-union airline.David Neeleman founded the company in February 1999 under the name “NewAir”. In September of that year, the airline has been granted 75 routes in the International Airport John F. Kennedy , and the formal authorization of the United States was received in February 2000 , starting operations on February 11 .
JetBlue’s founders had originally intended to call “taxi” and therefore wear yellow to associate the new airline to the city of New York . The idea was rejected for several reasons: the negative connotation of the taxis in New York , the ambiguity of the word taxi with regard to air traffic control, and threats from investor JP Morgan to withdraw $ 20 million of the $ 128 million total funding Initial airline, unless you change the name. The airline’s founders also saw use as your base of operations to the city of Trenton , New Jersey , but this idea did not prosper. On March 26th of 2009 announced trip to San Jose the capital of Costa Rica . In mid-2009, JetBlue began daily flights on the route linking the cities of Orlando ( Florida , USA ) and Bogota ( Colombia ).