JetBlue Founder Announces Salt Lake City, UT as Headquarters for New Airlines

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JetBlue Founder David Neeleman & CEO of Breeze Aviation announces Salt Lake City, UT as the headquarters for his new airlines. Credit: BusinessInsider

JetBlue Airlines founder David Neeleman has just chosen Salt Lake City, UT as the proposed headquarters for his new budget airlines.  Breeze Aviation will have a corporate headquarters based out of Salt Lake City and aims to create up to 369 new jobs within the next 5 years, according to a press release distributed by the company.

Breeze Aviation will spend a capital investment of $3.2 million to unveil a new low-cost carrier providing non-stop service from secondary airports, according to KUTV. Neeleman and other executives at Breeze Aviation see exceptional potential for Salt Lake City’s International Airport to host their new airlines and provide opportunity for drastic economic growth.

“We’re excited to announce our investment to make Utah our headquarters,” said David Neeleman, CEO of Breeze Aviation. “Utah’s exceptional workforce and business environment will ensure that we have all the support needed to provide exceptional customer service for our new startup.”

Breeze Aviation has yet to decide on an official name for the new airlines.

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