From the NY Times:
JetBlue Airways, which has grown from a low-priced start-up to the seventh-biggest airline in America while calling itself “New York’s hometown airline,” said on Monday that it would keep its headquarters in the city.
The airline, which started flying 10 years ago, had been weighing a package of financial incentives to relocate to Orlando, Fla., in a move that would have cost the city more than 800 jobs and its only locally based commercial airline. But JetBlue executives told Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. David A. Paterson on Monday morning that they would move to new quarters in Long Island City, Queens, according to a person who had been briefed on the decision.