JetBlue founder David Neeleman plans to launch a new airline
in 2020, according to industry newsletter Airline Weekly.
The carrier, which Airline Weekly said is being called Moxy
during its present planning stage, would focus on nonstop routes using
secondary airports in substantial markets. For example, the carrier would fly
from Providence rather than Boston, St. Petersburg rather than Tampa and
Orlando Sanford rather than Orlando International, Airline Weekly reported.
A spokesman for Neeleman said the aviation industry
entrepreneur isn’t doing interviews at present. “It's a no-comment currently,”
wrote Gareth-Edmonson Jones in an email.
Airline Weekly said it obtained information on Moxy from two
anonymous sources familiar with the plan as well as by viewing a presentation about
the proposed carrier.
Moxy, the publication said, has ordered 60 Bombardier CS300
aircraft, which would be configured with as many as four classes and would hold
120 to 145 seats.
Moxy wouldn’t sell connecting itineraries, and instead would
focus its model on providing convenient and inexpensive point-to-point services
featuring small airports that have lost connectivity due to U.S. airline
Along with JetBlue, Neeleman founded Canadian carrier
WestJet and Brazilian carrier Azul. He is currently the co-owner of TAP Air
Last summer, Neeleman registered a new company called Azura
Airways Corporation in the state of Connecticut, but denied reports that he
planned to launch a new airline.