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Robin Hayes

Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue | February 21, 2023

As the airline industry ends 2022 with the highest travel days since before COVID-19and JetBlue and Spirit look towards a 2024 merger, David Rubenstein interviewed Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue Airways Corporation.

Since February 2015, Robin Hayes has served as Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue Airways, which encompasses JetBlue, as well as subsidiaries JetBlue Technology Ventures and JetBlue Travel Products. He joined JetBlue in 2008 and served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer until becoming President of the airline in January 2014.

Prior to joining JetBlue, Mr. Hayes was Executive Vice President for the Americas at British Airways (BA). Over the span of a wide-ranging 19-year career with BA, he also served as Area General Manager for Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

He serves as past Chair of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA); Vice Chair of the Board of Airlines for America (A4A); and a member of the Board of KeyCorp; Make-A-Wish Connecticut; and the Wings Club Foundation.

Robin is a graduate in electrical and electronic engineering, receiving a BSc from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. He also received a MSc in engineering from the university.