Articles tagged “david neeleman”

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.

4 days 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 days 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.

1 week 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month ago