Articles tagged “jetblue airways”

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.

1 day 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.

6 days ago

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We would be more excited if JetBlue Airways bought dozens of aircraft like the Airbus A321LR, which would let the carrier fly to Europe routinely.

1 week ago

JetBlue Eyes Europe and Airbus’ New Jet With Longer Range

JetBlue Eyes Europe and Airbus’ New Jet With Longer Range

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airlines can reach some Western European airports profitably with narrow-body aircraft. But even the best narrow-body aircraft have some range issues. If it wants to fly to Europe, JetBlue will need to decide whether it can do so with the A321LR, or whether it should wait for a longer-range aircraft.

2 weeks 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.

2 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

U.S.-Based Electric Jet Startup Zunum Books Its First Customer

U.S.-Based Electric Jet Startup Zunum Books Its First Customer

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In April, JetSuite said it had accepted an investment from Qatar Airways. We wondered what JetSuite planned to do with the cash. Now we have a better idea. JetSuite plans to invest in electric jets. This is an intriguing idea. Let's hope it works.

2 months ago

JetBlue Names a New President, Possible Successor to CEO

JetBlue Names a New President, Possible Successor to CEO

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue has a tradition of putting customers at the forefront of everything it does, and with the new president, that likely will not change. This is good news for the airline's loyalists.

2 months ago

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Why JetBlue Airways Entered the Venture Capital Business

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Why JetBlue Airways Entered the Venture Capital Business

Brian Sumers, Skift

As an airline, JetBlue Airways lags behind its peers in many metrics, including overall profit, on-time performance and network strength. But it's trying to take the offensive by nurturing start-ups through its Silicon Valley venture capital subsidiary. Will this strategy lead to success? We'll know in a few years.

2 months ago

JetBlue Tweaks Its West Coast Route Map as It Focuses on Profit Margins

JetBlue Tweaks Its West Coast Route Map as It Focuses on Profit Margins

Brian Sumers, Skift

For a small, all-coach, low-cost startup based in New York, a Long Beach, California, focus city made sense. But times change, and Long Beach hasn't worked out as well as expected. It's no surprise JetBlue is ready to shrink there.

3 months ago

JetBlue to Help Sell a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

JetBlue to Help Sell a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

Sean O'Neill, Skift

JetBlue's move to sell seats on a tiny airline with scheduled service to smaller airports is a really smart idea that may help popularize private aviation.

3 months ago

How Lufthansa Group Tries to Beat Back Its Own Bureaucracy

How Lufthansa Group Tries to Beat Back Its Own Bureaucracy

Brian Sumers, Skift

The bureaucracy at a major legacy airline often rivals that of a government. So when Lufthansa Group decided it needed an innovation hub, it purposely built it in Berlin, far from the main headquarters. That was probably a good idea.

4 months ago