News & Opinion | June 21, 2018 5:56 am

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Considering Starting Another Airline

The airline would run service between smaller, secondary airports.

David Neeleman
JetBlue Airways' CEO David Neeleman stands on a tarmac alongside one of his company's planes. (Mark Peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)
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JetBlue founder David Neeleman, who is also now a major investor in TAP Portugal, is raising money to launch a new airline in the U.S., reports trade publication Airline Weekly. The airline, called Moxy, has an order for 60 Bombardier CS300 aircraft, which it would begin taking delivery of in 2020 and is trying to raise $100 million to begin services the same year.

The airline would focus on point-to-point services between smaller, secondary airports, like New York’s regional Stewart Airport (SWF) and Los Angeles’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Unlike the ultra-low-cost airlines Spirit and Allegiant, which already focus on selling point-to-point flights, Moxy would offer the superior service passengers are used to on JetBlue. You would have generous legroom and free Wi-Fi reports The Points Guy — JetBlue offers more legroom on average than its competitors.