May 29, 2015 16:00 ET

JetBlue Statement on Expansion of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Preclearance Operations

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) President & Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes issued the following statement on today's announcement in New York by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of its intent to expand customs, immigration, and agriculture preclearance to ten additional cities around the world:

"As New York's Hometown Airline, I congratulate Secretary Johnson and the dedicated team of professionals at the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection on today's announcement that preclearance operations will be expanding. We believe that in addition to the need for an increase in CBP staffing at key U.S. gateway airports, more preclearance facilities like the ones being proposed around the globe are an important tool to enhance our nation's security and reduce the number of travelers clearing Customs stateside -- and that ultimately reduces wait times for travelers on all airlines."

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