JetBlue Airways, the U.S. low-cost carrier, has announced a significant improvement in maintenance labor shortages that marked the post-pandemic airline recovery period, says Aviation Week.

According to Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue's president and chief operating officer, the company is now in a favorable position in this regard. Geraghty highlighted various initiatives with local schools and programs aimed at transitioning cabin crew and other staff to become qualified mechanics, which are yielding positive results. She expressed relief that the company appears to have moved beyond the challenging hiring phase prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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