JetBlue Founder Neeleman to Start New Low-Cost U.S. Airline

By Paul Riegler on 18 June 2018
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DSC_0242JetBlue founder David Neeleman is in the processing of raising capital to start a new low-cost carrier, according to a report in Airline Weekly.

The airline, reportedly called Moxy Airways, would focus on secondary airports in the United States in Orange County, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; and Burbank, California.   It has already placed an order for 60 Bombardier CS300 aircraft with deliveries slated to start in 2020, the year that Moxy would commence operations.

The new airline would leverage the lower costs of the smaller, secondary airports, as well as the greater fuel efficiency of the CS300, which has a carbon-fiber fuselage and more fuel-efficient engines than older regional jets.

Neeleman, a Brazilian-American entrepreneur, co-founded Morris Air in 1984, helped start WestJet in the 1990s, founded JetBlue in 1999, and announced plans for his fourth airline, domestic Brazilian carrier Azul, in 2008.

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