JetBlue's Founder Is Working on an Exciting New Project
More legroom may be involved.
Flying enthusiasts, here's a new trip to get excited for....in 2021.
That's right, JetBlue founder David Neeleman recently announced that he will be investing in a new U.S. airline start-up that will kick off flights beginning in 2021. As described in a press release yesterday, the yet-to-be-named start-up has announced their plans to buy 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
"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, majority investor in the new venture (Neeleman no longer runs JetBlue). "The A220 will enable us to serve thinner routes in comfort without compromising cost, especially on longer-range missions. With deliveries starting in 2021, we will have ample time to assemble a world-class management team and another winning business model."
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Currently, many details are still unknown, but Condé Nast Traveler tapped some airline industry experts for their intel and shared that the planes "...will likely come equipped with free Wi-Fi and comparatively spacious 19-inch-wide seats." The new company will likely serve secondary airports, which are a good match for the size of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft and Moxy is said to be the working name for the project.
A simple request to the powers that be: Free Wi-Fi is great and all, but can the new airline work to eliminate some of these dirtiest spots on airplanes, please and thank you?