JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York`s low-fare airline, has appointed Ken Maxwell as Vice President, Security. In this position, Mr. Maxwell is responsible for defining and implementing security strategies across JetBlue`s operations.
“With safety and security as our top priorities, JetBlue has been quick and innovative in responding to the changes and challenges in airline security following September 11,” said Dave Barger, JetBlue`s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Ken brings a wealth of experience that is not only invaluable in this new environment but also complements the skills of the excellent security team that we already have at JetBlue.”
Before joining JetBlue, Mr. Maxwell spent 23 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, most recently as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Counterterrorism Branch of the Bureau`s New York Office. He joined the FBI in 1979 as an original member of the Joint Terrorist Task Force and over the course of his career in the Bureau worked as a special agent in Washington, DC and New York. Mr. Maxwell`s first exposure to the airline industry was as the ranking FBI official responsible for the TWA 800 accident investigation. A native New Yorker, he began his career in the Military Police Force of the U.S. Army, later joining the New York State Office of the Special Prosecutor as a Special Audit Investigator and then serving two years as a New York State Police Trooper.
JetBlue is a low-fare, low-cost passenger airline, which provides high-quality customer service. Since launching operations in February 2000, the airline has carried more than nine million passengers. JetBlue operates a fleet of 35 new Airbus A320 aircraft and is scheduled to place into service another two new A320s by the end of 2002. All JetBlue aircraft feature roomy all-leather seats each equipped with free live satellite television, offering up to 24 channels of DIRECTV® Programming at every seat.*
From its base at New York City`s John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue flies to: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, FL; Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Long Beach, Oakland and Ontario, CA; Burlington, VT; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; New Orleans, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Seattle, WA. From Washington DC, the airline serves Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Long Beach and Oakland, CA. From Long Beach, CA the airline also serves Las Vegas, NV, Oakland, CA, and Salt Lake City, UT.
With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and a Saturday night stay is never required. For more information, schedules and fares, please visit www.jetblue.com or call JetBlue reservations at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).
* DIRECTV® service is not available on flights between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.