Toulouse - After taking over and renaming the Bombardier CSeries, Airbus is filling its backlog with new orders. Following an order from Jetblue Airways for 60 A220-300, its founder David Neeleman, and a group of investors look another 60 A220 for their new startup Moxi Airways.
Jetblue founder David Neeleman wants to make a new start with the airline startup "Moxy Airways" on the US market. The new low-cost to link up second-tier airports.
David Neeleman is a serial airline entrepreneur. After leaving Southwest, he involved in the creation of Canada’s WestJet. And after leaving JetBlue, he founded Brazil’s Azul. He is currently co-owner of the TAP Air Portugal, along with Humberto Pedrosa. And now he seems to be making a serious return to the U.S. market.
The negotiations for the Moxy Airways' future fleet revolve around 60 A220 jets. If an agreement is reached, a deal could be announced this week at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK.