JetBlue Opens New Maintenance Base At Logan Airport

December 10, 2012 2:46 PM
JetBlue Opens New Maintenance Base At Logan Airport
" BOSTON (CBS) – JetBlue Airways was cheered on by over 400 Boston employees and their families, along with Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials, as they officially opened a new maintenance base at Logan Airport Monday.

Within a year, jetBlue expects to have about 150 workers performing day and overnight work on Airbus A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft.

The noontime event in the newly renovated Hangar 8 was originally constructed for Northeast Airlines, which began service as Boston-Maine Airways in 1933.

The renovation cost $19 million with over $16 million invested by Massport. They will recoup those funds in rent over a period of years.

Next year jetBlue expects to add 25 new flights bringing their total to over a 125 daily departures from Boston.

The airline is expected to announce a new destination that they will serve from Logan on Thursday morning. Their spring schedule calls for new flights to Charleston, South Carolina as well as more service to Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Florida and San Diego, California.

Along with the Governor, other speakers included: U.S "

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