Articles tagged “david neeleman”

JetBlue Founder Delays Launch of His New Airline to 2021 Starting in Southeastern U.S.

JetBlue Founder Delays Launch of His New Airline to 2021 Starting in Southeastern U.S.

Brian Sumers, Skift

At some point, the U.S. airline industry will have a robust recovery. But given the depth of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is unlikely this will happen next year. Breeze Airways may have a rough go at first.

1 day ago

JetBlue Founder Close to Giving Up TAP Stake as Portuguese Government Takes a Controlling Share

JetBlue Founder Close to Giving Up TAP Stake as Portuguese Government Takes a Controlling Share

Sergio Goncalves and Catarina Demony,, Reuters

Giving a controlling stake to the Portuguese government is the price TAP will likely pay for a bailout.

3 months ago

JetBlue Founder Finally Offers Details About His New Airline — Including Its Name

JetBlue Founder Finally Offers Details About His New Airline — Including Its Name

Brian Sumers, Skift

David Neeleman's new airline promises to have good service at competitive prices. That's his strategy at every airline, and it's commendable. But Neeleman is also planning to operate what is essentially two business models at once. Can he pull it off?

8 months ago

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Selects Salt Lake City as Headquarters for New Airline

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Selects Salt Lake City as Headquarters for New Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Utah has always been a fine place to base a regional airline. But it's an unusual spot to build what is almost certainly going to be a nationwide carrier. But with technology, founder David Neeleman is betting that where an airline is headquartered no longer matters.

10 months ago

JetBlue Founder’s Poaching of Exec Blamed for Derailing Canadian Airline

JetBlue Founder’s Poaching of Exec Blamed for Derailing Canadian Airline

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

David Neeleman can't seem to avoid the headlines. This time his recruitment of the CEO of a Canadian airline to his new airline venture Moxy triggered a lawsuit. It's doubtful it will go anywhere, but it's a fun glimpse into the hypersensitive egos of the airline startup world.

10 months ago

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Considers Used Jets to Get Early Start at New U.S. Airline

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Considers Used Jets to Get Early Start at New U.S. Airline

Mary Schlangenstein and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

We know better than to second guess the world's No. 1 living airline entrepreneur. But if you're Moxy, why not just wait for shiny new Airbus A220s fresh from the factory? They'll probably be more reliable and can fly farther than the older Embraers.

1 year ago

JetBlue’s Founder Prepares To Take Portugal’s National Airline Public

JetBlue’s Founder Prepares To Take Portugal’s National Airline Public

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Super-entrepreneur David Neeleman saved Portugal's national airline and deserves credit for it. But like the United States, Europe is dominated by a few mega carriers. TAP doesn't have the scale to compete everywhere, so it will be interesting to see how the airline evolves.

2 years ago

The Secret to David Neeleman’s New U.S. Startup? The Airplane.

The Secret to David Neeleman’s New U.S. Startup? The Airplane.

Brian Sumers, Skift

Network planners often salivate over new-generation aircraft, and with good reason. New technology allows airlines to profitably fly routes that might not have worked in the past.

2 years ago

David Neeleman Taps Ex-Allegiant Air Exec for Top Strategy Role at His New Airline

David Neeleman Taps Ex-Allegiant Air Exec for Top Strategy Role at His New Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Former Allegiant Air executive Lukas Johnson has a reputation for choosing winning routes no other airlines have tried. That should make him an excellent choice for David Neeleman's new airline.

2 years ago

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.

2 years 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 years 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 years ago