JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) has been named Best Low Cost/No Frills Airline by OAG, the global travel and transport information company, as part of their 2007 OAG Airline of the Year Awards.
NEW YORK — This marks the second year running that JetBlue has been named top airline in this category. The New York-based low-fare, low-cost carrier was among 42 airlines and airports that received nominations in 15 regional and global categories during the 25th Anniversary ceremony this week in London.
„On behalf of JetBlue’s 12,000 crewmembers, I am pleased and honored that frequent fliers from around the world have recognized JetBlue with this highly coveted award,“ said JetBlue Founder and CEO, David Neeleman. „This mark of distinction truly goes to all of our crewmembers who bring humanity back to air travel one customer at a time, while still offering low fares and more frills, including the most legroom in coach.“ (a)
The OAG Airline of the Year Awards have grown in stature and prestige over more than two decades. For airlines around the world, they are among the most valued and respected of all the accolades, representing the views of their most important customers — the frequent traveler. Independent and unbiased, the OAG awards recognize excellence, both in the air and on the ground.
JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Based in New York City, and now in its eighth year, the low-cost carrier currently serves 51 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 or cancellations (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). JetBlue service between Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown, and Hyannis, MA is operated by JetBlue’s marketing partner, Cape Air. 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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OAG is a global flight information and data solutions company with 9 offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia. It provides data, marketing and solutions to the corporate, commercial aviation and cargo sectors. More information about the company, its products and its services is available on the OAG web sites http://www.oag.com, http://www.oagdata.com and http://www.oagcargo.com.
(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, please visit www.jetblue.com/promise.
(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.
The OAG Airline of the Year Awards are based on votes polled from OAG’s world-wide customer base of business travelers, and their votes are based on personal experience. Results are collected and analyzed by an independent research company.
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