JetBlue Founder Orders 60 Airbus A220 Aircraft for New U.S. Airline

By Anna Breuer on 17 July 2018
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DSC_0505A new start-up airline is one step closer to getting off the ground. JetBlue founder David Neeleman’s new airline, code-named “Moxy,” placed an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft on Tuesday.

Deliveries are slated to begin in 2021.

“After years of U.S. airline consolidation, the conditions are improving for a new generation of U.S. airline to emerge, focused on passenger service and satisfaction,” said Neeleman. “The A220 will enable us to serve thinner routes in comfort without compromising cost, especially on longer-range missions.”

Neeleman is best known as the founder of JetBlue, but he also helped start Morris Air in 1984, co-founded WestJet in the 1990s, founded JetBlue in 1999, and announced plans for his fourth airline, domestic Brazilian carrier Azul, in 2008, now a major player in its home market.

The new airline would focus on secondary airports in the United States such as those in Orange County, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; and Burbank, California.

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