JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) announced the appointment of Noreen Courtney-Wilds to the position of Vice President Sales, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Ms. Courtney-Wilds will be responsible for the low-fare airline’s sales and distribution strategy, and will report to CEO Dave Barger.
NEW YORK — „Noreen has been a valuable member of the JetBlue team since she joined the company more than seven years ago,“ said Mr. Barger. „In this expanded role, Noreen will lead our sales and distribution strategy to the next level. Creating this position underscores JetBlue’s commitment to reaching new customers and making it as easy to buy as it is to fly JetBlue.“
Ms. Courtney-Wilds joined JetBlue in July, 2000 as manager of sales, and was most recently director of sales and distribution. Prior to joining JetBlue, Ms. Courtney-Wilds held manager positions at Virgin Atlantic and Aer Lingus. She lives in Leonia, New Jersey.
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV, as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers the most legroom throughout coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines). JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 53 cities with up to 525 daily flights. 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.
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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