Schumer begs JetBlue not to send jobs to New York, Florida

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Schumer begs JetBlue not to send jobs to New York, Florida


Senator Chuck Schumer has personally pleaded with the boss of JetBlue not to downsize the budget airline’s Big Apple as he weighs down shipping jobs in Florida, the Post has learned.

The senior New York senator said he presented his case during a phone call with JetBlue chief executive Robin Hayes on Wednesday night – a day after The Post exclusively announced that the carrier was considering moving some jobs from its Long Island City headquarters to existing offices in the Sunshine State.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (Samuel Corum / Pool via AP)

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On Thursday, Schumer told the Post he wanted to remind Hayes that “JetBlue’s roots and its future are here in New York.” He also pointed to the billions of dollars in federal aid that airlines like her received during the coronavirus crisis.

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“With the essential pandemic relief dollars we just poured out to help save airlines like JetBlue, and the thousands and thousands of New Yorkers they already employ, the airline should actually clear the runway. to develop here, not back down, ”the Senate Democratic majority leader told The Post in a statement Thursday.

“In the end, I have no doubts that JetBlue will be the hometown airline of New York for a long time to come,” the New York senator said. (iStock)

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“Ultimately, I have no doubts that JetBlue will be the hometown airline of New York for a long time to come.”

This story was originally published by the New York Post.

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