By Lauren Ratcliffe
Published Feb. 22, 2013
JetBlue Airways begins its flight service out of Charleston Feb. 28. (Christopher Parypa / Shutterstock.com)
“We’ve actually grown a little bit before we started (here),” He said. “In April we will be adding a fourth flight on Saturday to Boston.”
When JetBlue begins its flight service Feb. 28, it will do so with three flights daily — two to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and one to Boston Logan International Airport. Plunkett said demand for the service led to the additional flight.
“We’re already moving in the right direction,” he said.
To prepare for service, the airline has a staff of 15 people. Eleven were hired for this position and Plunkett said seven came from the Charleston region.
Plunkett said recruiters for the company were very pleased with the quality of workforce in the Lowcountry.
“They were not shy in saying these were the finest (recruits) we’d seen,” he said.
A reception is planned for next Thursday when the airline’s service begins.