JetBlue to Open Crew Base in San Juan

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JetBlue has announced that they will be opening a new crew base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Showcasing their commitment to the island.

This article will cover the details surrounding JetBlue’s newest crew base to its network and their plans for Puerto Rico.

JetBlue San Juan Crew Base

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By the end of 2024 JetBlue will open a new crew base at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The new crew base is set to bring over 400 local jobs to the area. This is broken down as up to 120 pilots and 325 inflight crewmembers.

The staff will begin and end their trips in San Juan. This will allow for better operational requirements for the carrier. Ultimately helping to combat irregular operations, such as severe weather.

San Juan will become the carrier’s seventh crew base. Alongside Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, New York City, Orlando and Los Angeles.

Earlier this year JetBlue had announced a significant expansion in San Juan. By adding six new destinations by the end of the year, across the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. This crew base yet further solidifies their commitment to Puerto Rico.

Senior Comments

Warren Christie, Chief Operating Officer for JetBlue, says, “We’re so excited to base hundreds more crewmembers right here in San Juan, where we are proud to be the largest airline with plans to grow even more.”

“The new crew base will support our operation as we grow and benefit the local economy in a place we are proud to call home.”

Puerto Rico Governor, Pedro R. Pierluisi, added, “This great announcement from JetBlue is a testament to the potential of our Island and the growth we have had in the tourism sector over the past three years.”

“This new crew operation base at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, in addition to creating hundreds of jobs, confirms the confidence of the airline in the Puerto Rico market. I thank JetBlue for choosing our Island for its continued economic growth on our Island.”

Carlos Mercado Santiago, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, also says, “The new San Juan crew base is truly a milestone in the island’s air access history and evidence of the strength of the long-standing partnership between Puerto Rico and JetBlue.”

“As a key domestic and international flight gateway in the Caribbean, the facilities at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport will provide additional network expansion opportunities for the airline, as well as create new local jobs and increase the tourism industry’s contribution to Puerto Rico’s economic growth.”

Finally, Hector Camacho, JetBlue’s general manager for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, says, “I’m so proud of our crewmembers and their commitment to make a positive impact in the communities we serve, including here in Puerto Rico.”

“Whether through hands-on community engagement or volunteerism, our team is dedicated to serving our customers, our communities and fellow crewmembers on the island. I am certain that our crewmember’s commitment to give back is the secret ingredient that makes our airline so special.”

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