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JetBlue says it'll decide on HQ move from Queens in 6 months

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JetBlue said Wednesday it will decide within six months if its headquarters will stay in New York or land in a new city.

The Forest Hills-based airline says it may move its corporate headquarters to Orlando, Fla., the site of its training facility. JetBlue has been considering that move for more than a year.

The carrier has said going to Orlando would likely mean consolidating its New York home office with its smaller finance department in Darien, Conn., at the new location. JetBlue has about 800 employees at those two offices.

Moving to Orlando would also mean a brand adjustment for the carrier, which calls itself "New York's hometown airline."

The lease on JetBlue's New York headquarters expires in 2012.

The Connecticut office's lease expires next year.

Spokesman Alison Croyle said that no matter what it decides, New York will remain the company's operational home with its Terminal 5 at Kennedy Airport.

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