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Will a New CEO at JetBlue Mean More Fees and Higher Profit?

JetBlue Airways is getting a new chief executive next year, a change that has many industry analysts predicting the airline may try to boost revenue with new fees for bags and other unpopular changes.

JetBlue said Thursday that David Barger would step down in February when his contract expires and be succeeded by President Robin Hayes, a former British Airways executive. “I have been looking for the right time to take the next step in my life for a while, and my decision was ultimately determined by the strong state of the company and my absolute confidence in Robin’s leadership,” Barger, who was among the original corps of employees who established the company 15 years ago, said in a statement.