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Title:  Director Route Planning


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  22245

Position Title: Director Route Planning


Position Summary

The Director Route Planning is responsible for the profitable deployment of aircraft through both tactical frequency decisions and continual development of the network strategy. The Director is responsible for all analysis and decisions related to route destinations and frequency performed by the Route Planning Team. The Director and Route Planning Team works cross functionally with Revenue Management and Financial Planning & Analysis to plan future capacity levels and aid financial planning and fleet planning for JetBlue. The Director and the Team are also responsible for communicating Route Planning decisions across the Commercial and Airline Planning teams and other JetBlue departments to assist in cross-functional execution planning.


The Director Route Planning is a key member of the Network Planning team that is dedicated to deploying JetBlue’s aircraft and aviation assets in the most efficient way possible. The Director thrives when receiving primary responsibility for high profile, complex and detail-oriented projects and is comfortable presenting to Executive leadership and business partners. The Director enjoys interacting daily with people at different levels within the organization, influencing others without authority, and is an effective leader whose personal values match JetBlue’s Values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion, and Fun.

Essential Responsibilities

· Develop and oversee the execution of the Route Planning strategy

· Partner with peers and leaders on cross-departmental and cross-commercial initiatives and planning projects

· Oversee analysis and investigate new routes

· Oversee capacity optimization analysis

· Partner with operational departments on immediate operational issues to ensure operational integrity

· Oversee analytical support for other teams including Investor Relations and Sales as well as general fact checking

· Collaborate with other business areas in improving communication and teamwork to drive efficiencies

· Take a significant role in the development of crewmembers to support the engagement, growth, goal achievement and development of the succession plan for the department

· Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in related field

· Seven (7) years analytical experience

· Three (3) years leadership experience

· Two (2) years network planning or commercial airline management experience

· Available for moderate overnight travel (10-15%)

· Able to work flexible hours and be available for emergency response and on short notice

· Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test

· Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

· Three (3) years leadership experience in network planning or commercial airline management

· Experience working with government officials or in international or cross-cultural business

· Experience performing high-level analysis and understanding the basics of quantitative analysis

· Demonstrate knowledge of financial acumen

· Experience developing relationships with business partners in destinations

· Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and balance multiple priorities

· Experience in presenting to senior leadership

Crewmember Expectations:

· Regular attendance and punctuality

· Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice

· Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance

· When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft

· Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun

· Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System

· Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards

· Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))

· Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls

· Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


· Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

· Traditional office environment

Physical Effort:

· Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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