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JetBlue founder starts new airline, departure from JetBlue imminent

JetBlue founder starts new airline, departure from JetBlue imminent

Old Mar 27, 08, 4:04 pm
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JetBlue founder starts new airline, departure from JetBlue imminent

David Neelman, the founder and former CEO of JetBlue has formally announced his intentions to start a new airline in Brazil, with operations launching in early 2009. As part of the start up efforts, he will likely step down from his non-executive Chairman role at JetBlue:

Neeleman also said he is discussing his future as chairman of JetBlue with members of the New York-based carrier's board, and suggested that a decision on his departure from the post could come within several months.

"My attention needs to be here," he told a news conference in Sao Paulo, where the airline will have its headquarters.
Also covered here and here. JetBlue issued a press release congratulating him, too.
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