JetBlue Names Alex Battaglia Senior Vice President, System Operations

    JetBlue Names Alex Battaglia Senior Vice President, System Operations

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today
announced the promotion of Alex Battaglia to the position of Senior Vice
President, System Operations.Mr. Battaglia will oversee the execution of
JetBlue's day-to-day operations including System Operations, Dispatch, Air
Traffic Management, Crew Services and Emergency Response and Care. He will
continue to report to the airline's Chief Operating Officer, Rob Maruster.


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"Alex's strong leadership of our Airports and System Operations has led to our
best operating year in the last five, including the near-flawless handling of
our operational recovery following Hurricane Sandy," said Rob Maruster, chief
operating officer of JetBlue. "His greatest strength lies in building
relationships across the organization, tearing down barriers to execution and
delegating decision making. We look forward to his continued success in this

Mr. Battaglia previously served as JetBlue's Vice President of Airports and
Operations, and will continue to lead the Airports group until a new leader is
assimilated. In his new capacity, he will also assume responsibility for the
airline's JetForward Program, the largest single multi-year strategic
initiative in Operations to improve core technology used in planning, running
and recovering JetBlue's operation within System Operations. He will also
lead Business Continuity efforts, and will be defining those and other
organizational requirements as he leads the team.

"It's an honor and a privilege to serve our more than 14,500 crewmembers in
this role," said Mr. Battaglia. "It's an exciting time for us at JetBlue as we
continue to grow, lead the industry with our award winning service, our core
values and unique culture. I look forward to taking on new challenges with
both theJetForward Program and Business Continuity in System Operations."

Mr. Battaglia began his aviation career nearly 30 years ago and has held a
variety of leadership roles primarily in the airport and operations areas.His
extensive background in customer service led to a natural progression in roles
of increased responsibility and importance.Alex is a lifelong New York Mets
fan and recently attended his 34^th Mets home opener. He was born in
Brooklyn, New York and was raised in North Jersey. His educational background
includes studies at the University of Hawaii and William Patterson University
where he majored in Business Management.He and his wife Melissa currently
reside in Long Island, New York.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston,
Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Juan and Orlando. Known for its
award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the
most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat
pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also
America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights,
with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by
service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit
for details. JetBlue serves 75 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to
launch service to Charleston, S.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Philadelphia
in 2013. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an
overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800-538-2583
(TTY/TDD +1 800-336-5530) from the USA, 01800-9-156761 from Colombia
landlines, or visit

+1 800 JETBLUE (538 2583)
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SOURCE JetBlue Airways

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