JetBlue Urges Shareholders to Vote Against Frontier’s “Inferior” Offer

On Monday, JetBlue set in motion a second attempt to merge with Spirit — the ultra-low-cost carrier — through the means of a hostile takeover. This is the carrier's second attempt to win over Spirit's shareholders. The move from JetBlue comes just weeks after their initial offer was rejected by…

More On JetBlue’s Strategic, Financial Rationale for Spirit Airlines Offer

On Tuesday, news leaked that JetBlue had made a $3.6 billion takeover offer for Spirit Airlines, the Miramar, Fla.-based ultra-low-cost carrier that in February agreed to terms for a merger with close competitor Frontier Airlines. The early announcement — in addition to a formal release from the airline after the…

JetBlue Announces $3.6 Billion Offer for Spirit, Topping Previously Announced…

Following reports by the New York Times earlier Tuesday, JetBlue announced this afternoon that it had submitted a $3.6 billion all-cash offer for Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines, putting the New York-headquartered carrier in direct competition with Frontier Airlines — the ultra-low-cost carrier with which Spirit had agreed to merge earlier…

Spirit Airlines Looks To Speed Up Check-in Process at Atlanta

Spirit Airlines on Wednesday unveiled a new innovative way to speed up the check-in process at Georgia’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Recognized as the “Best Airport Innovation” of  2021 by APEX/IFSA Awards, the new technology looks to streamline the check-in process by utilizing Spirit’s automated self-bag drop and biometric…

Frontier Shelves Wichita Service For Immediate Future

Wichita Airport will once again go without Frontier Airlines as the ultra-low-cost carrier announced that was going forward with suspending all service to Wichita. The airline had previously expected to resume Wichita-Las Vegas service using Airbus A320neos on April 1, but now says that a lack of available aircraft will…

Frontier Opens New Crew Base in Phoenix

On Tuesday, Frontier — one of the U.S. major ultra-low-cost carriers —  announced plans to open a new crew base at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. The crew base is set to open in November, later this year and is expected to be a base for 180 pilots and 275…

5 Key Movements to Watch in Frontier-Spirit Deal

Early Monday morning, U.S.-based ultra-low-cost carriers Spirit and Frontier announced their plans to merge the two airlines in a $3 billion cash-stock deal. The airline duo expects annual run-rate operating synergies once full integration is complete. While the deal is expected to close in the second half of 2022, a…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Days 1 and 2

The Dubai Airshow this week is bringing the aviation community back together in a way not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world in early 2020. Industry leaders in aircraft manufacturing, airline and aircraft servicers, commercial airlines, and business aviation companies are all making appearances as…

Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees a $200 Monthly Surcharge

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday, August 25, that it will require unvaccinated employees to pay an additional $200 health care surcharge every month whilst remaining unvaccinated. The additional charge on employees’ health insurance premiums will go into effect on November 1st. The memo addressed to employees from CEO Ed…