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JetBlue Airways: 6 Key Facts Investors Need to Know

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Holding the spot as the fifth-largest airline in the United States, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) is a popular low-cost and low-fare airline company that was founded in 1999. The company is headquartered in Long Island City neighborhood of New York City's Queens borough; its main hub is at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

As of 2015, JetBlue is serving over 90 destinations throughout the United States, South America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Announced earlier this year, JetBlue became the first major airline to expand its services to Cuba since diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba have recently eased.

The popular airline company has made quite the footprint in the United States, and impacted the airline industry as a whole. So should you invest in JetBlue Airways? Let's take a look at six key company facts you should consider.

1. Their growth prospectus is off the charts. According to Zacks Research, JetBlue is poised to see astronomical growth in the coming year. It's projected EPS growth rate is 167.50%, compared to the airline industry's 63.84%.

Image via . A JetBlue Embraer 190.

2. Not only is JetBlue the fifth-largest airline in the United States, but it is also a favorite among customers seeking low-fare air travel. On Yelp , for example, JetBlue has an average of 3.5/5 stars, pretty good considering how picky some air travelers can be.

3. The company recently debuted its Mint flying option, which they market as a "premium coast-to-coast experience" with incredible service, stylish and expansive seats, and fresh dining options. Mint service is available on the brand new A321 aircraft, and fares start from $599.

Image via . A look inside a JeBlue Mint aircraft.

4. JetBlue provides generous compensation (only good for future travel on JetBlue) for flight delays or cancellations. For example, if you experience any departure delay, you are eligible for the below compensation amounts (Insert pic). For a full breakdown of JetBlue's delay or cancellation compensation guidelines, click here .

5. JetBlue is the first airline to establish a charitable foundation focused exclusively on aviation-related education. The company also spotlights youth and education, community, and the importance of a sustainable environment .

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Image via . Attendees at a Sun & Fun event for JetBlue's JetBlue Foundation, 2014.

6. JetBlue has a great rewards program, dubbed TrueBlue , which is known for its flexibility for customers. Six points accrue for every eligible dollar when you book a trip on the company's website; points also do not expire, and you can use them for any seat at any time.

JetBlue is committed to bringing "humanity back to air travel," and with a solid growth plan for the coming years, the airline could be a perfect fit to any investor's portfolio.

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