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JetBlue Appoints Warren Christie as New Chief Operating Officer

Effective February 12, 2024, Warren Christie will be promoted to Chief Operating Officer at JetBlue.  This is the same date that the carrier’s current President and Chief Operating Officer, Joanna Geraghty sill succeed Robin Hayes as JetBlue’s CEO.


JetBlue's New Chief Operating Officer, Warren Christie - Courtesy JetBlue

On Monday (January 29, 2024), JetBlue announced the appointment of Warren Christie as the carrier’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective February 12, 2024.  Mr. Christie will report directly to JetBlue’s new CEO, Joanna Geraghty, who will officially succeed Robin Hayes on the same date.  Warren Christie currently serves as JetBlue’s Head of Safety, Security, Fleet Operations, Airports and JetBlue University.  In his newly expanded role, he will maintain his current responsibilities, while leading the airline’s day to day operations.


In Monday’s announcement, JetBlue’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, Joanna Geraghty, said, 


“I’m thrilled that my first leadership appointment is to promote Warren into the role of chief operating officer, where he will help lead our teams in our effort to improve reliability and restore profitability in our airline. With 35 years of aviation experience – 21 of those at JetBlue – he is well positioned to help us tackle the unique challenges we face while continuing to lead with safety as a core element of our culture.”


Also commenting on his elevation to Chief Operating Officer, Warren Christie, said,


“JetBlue has a beloved brand and culture, and to keep customers coming back we must run a reliable operation and deliver on JetBlue’s award-winning service consistently.  I will work to ensure our frontline crewmembers have the right systems, resources, and tools to support their continued success.”


Warren Christie’s aviation career spans over 30 years.  Following graduation from Notre Dame University in 1988, he became a commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy where he piloted the F/A-18 Hornet.  While serving as a Naval Aviator, he also instructed at the ‘Top Gun’ Navy Fighter Weapons School.  Christie joined JetBlue in 2003, and has since held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including VP – Operations Planning and Training, VP – JetBlue University, SVP – Safety, Security and Operations, SVP and President – Regulatory and Training, and SVP – Safety, Security, Fleet Operations, Airports and JetBlue University.


JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline®’ and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU).  The airline carries guests to over 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow and Gatwick), Paris, and Amsterdam.  JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.


 

Source: JetBlue/Businesswire

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