Articles tagged “david neeleman”

Why Do Airlines Still Make Consumers Telephone for Help?

Why Do Airlines Still Make Consumers Telephone for Help?

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's 2018, and yet most U.S. airlines still handle almost all inquiries from customers via telephone. That has to change.

1 month ago

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

David Neeleman argues that the competition won't be able to touch his new airline, which likely won't be named Moxy, because it will be so different. Plenty of other airlines will have something to say about that.

2 months ago

Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Brian Sumers, Skift

Six years ago, Air Baltic took a chance on an airplane that few carriers wanted. Now, that decision has proven to be the right call. But Air Baltic can't remain independent forever, right?

2 months ago

JetBlue Founder Sees His Startup as Tech Company That Happens to Fly Planes

JetBlue Founder Sees His Startup as Tech Company That Happens to Fly Planes

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Plenty of airlines have touted their technological superiority over the opposition. We'll have to wait and see whether Neeleman's new carrier — code-named Moxy — really is any different.

3 months ago

JetBlue’s Founder Confirms He’ll Start a U.S. Airline With New Airbus Jets

JetBlue’s Founder Confirms He’ll Start a U.S. Airline With New Airbus Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

So much can happen between now and 2021. David Neeleman's new airline may never get off the ground. But let's hope for the best. The U.S. airline industry could use its first new entrant since 2007 to stir up competition.

5 months ago

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Neeleman has a pretty stellar record when it comes to airlines so we should expect whatever he turns his hand at to make an impact. A sizeable aircraft order would be a decent statement of intent.

5 months ago

The U.S. Braces for More Airline Competition. Finally.

The U.S. Braces for More Airline Competition. Finally.

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airline consumers hate to admit it — they love bashing airlines, after all — but the competitive environment is strong right now, and considering rising fuel prices, fares are decent. But if there's a new entrant into the marketplace, like David Neeleman's proposed new carrier, things could get even better for customers.

5 months ago

JetBlue Girds for New Competition as Its Founder Prepares to Start a New U.S. Airline

JetBlue Girds for New Competition as Its Founder Prepares to Start a New U.S. Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue's president and its CEO say they're not worried about competing with JetBlue's founder, David Neeleman, who may be starting a new U.S. airline as soon as 2020. Behind the scenes, we bet it's not their favorite idea. But we do believe they're not surprised Neeleman wants back in. Even since Neeleman was pushed out of JetBlue, insiders expected he would return someday.

6 months ago

JetBlue’s Founder Is Raising Cash for a New U.S. Airline, Report Says

JetBlue’s Founder Is Raising Cash for a New U.S. Airline, Report Says

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

For most entrepreneurs, even otherwise successful ones, it's a mistake to start an airline from scratch. The startup costs are immense, and most new airlines fail. But David Neeleman knows airlines, and he has started many of them, including JetBlue Airways and Azul. His track record suggests he might succeed where others would not.

6 months ago