QBP DONOVAN RICHARDS TO JETBLUE: COMMIT TO STAY IN QUEENS
(March 24, 2021 at 12pm)
QUEENS, NY – Today, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. sent a letter to JetBlue President and CEO Robin Hayes, urging the company to commit keeping its corporate headquarters in Long Island City after it was reported JetBlue is considering moving its offices to Florida.
BP Richards writes, “When JetBlue initially chose Kew Gardens and later Long Island City as the site of its corporate headquarters, it marked the beginning of what has become a deep and mutually-beneficial partnership between your airline and the borough of Queens. Let’s continue that partnership. I understand the COVID-19 pandemic has placed significant strains on JetBlue and other airlines, and that emerging from the nadir will require difficult choices. But I know that it would be a long-term mistake for JetBlue to abandon its relationships and roots in Queens, thereby losing out on everything our borough and its residents can offer.”
Read BP Richards’ letter to JetBlue here.