NEW YORK, March 13, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces the appointment of Robert J. Clanin to its Board of Directors, effective March 9, 2007. Mr. Clanin is the retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Parcel Service (UPS), the world's largest package distribution company. Mr. Clanin will serve on the Board's Audit Committee immediately following JetBlue's 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held May 9, 2007.
"Bob's experience leading UPS through key milestones in the company's history will serve JetBlue well as we transition our company to be a larger company that continues to provide personalized service," said David Neeleman, JetBlue's Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. "We are very pleased to have Bob join our Board of Directors."
Mr. Clanin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the following companies: J. Harland Company; Caruastar Industries; and Clockwork Home Services. Mr. Clanin served on the UPS Board of Directors between 1996-2000. He is also a trustee for the following non-profit organizations: Southern Catholic College; St. Joseph's Hospital; Bradley University and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Mr. Clanin currently lives in Alpharetta, GA with his wife Ruth Ann Clanin.
JetBlue Airways is focused on creating a new airline category -- an airline that offers value, service and style. Based in New York City, and now in its eighth year, the low-cost carrier currently serves 50 destinations with more than 550 flights daily. JetBlue has the most legroom in coach (a) and is America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful compensation for customers inconvenienced by flight delays (b). In addition to its signature seatback personal television service (c), the low-fare, high-value airline offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages, including freshly brewed Dunkin' Donuts(r) coffee, and delicious wines selected by the airline's Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best Cellars(r). With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
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(a) JetBlue has the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(b) For full details of JetBlue's Customer Bill of Rights, visit
(c) DIRECTV(r) service is not available on flights outside the
continental United States; however, where applicable FOX
InFlight(tm) is offered complimentary on these routes. FOX
InFlight(tm) is a trademark of Twentieth Century Fox Film
Corporation. JetBlue's in-flight entertainment is powered by
LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue.
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