Capping Off Airline Earnings Season: The Push and Pull Between…

The second quarter of 2022 brought with it all the murkiness and uncertainty that have become standard in the airline industry since March 2020. The three-month period from April to June was headlined by JetBlue Airways and Frontier Airlines staging a public battle to purchase Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines, which after…

Trip Report: JetBlue Raises the Bar for Transcontinental Flying

Since its commercial debut in 2014 between New York City and Los Angeles, JetBlue Mint has set the bar high for the domestic premium flying experience. The airline’s unique business class service proved to be a big success and was quickly expanded past the flagship transcontinental route, with cities across…

Frontier Adds Four Las Vegas Routes This Summer

Frontier Airlines is launching nonstop service to four additional cities from Las Vegas’s Harry Reid International Airport. The announcement comes as travel begins to take off for the summer season. Beginning August 9, Frontier will begin flying daily routes to and from Baltimore, Buffalo, Hartford, and Kansas City. The Denver-based…

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…

Neeleman Returns to New York as Breeze Adds New West…

JetBlue founder David Neeleman's low-cost airline Breeze Airways plans to begin operating flights to the West Coast of the United States. The introduction of new routes will operate from the Southeastern region as it aims to expand its network and become a more viable option for travelers looking to flyfrom…

Jetblue To Start Boston to London This Summer

JetBlue announced its plans to offer twice daily flights from Boston to London this summer. The carrier will offer nonstop service from the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to both London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Heathrow Airport (LHR).  Flights between Gatwick and Boston will begin mid-summer on July 19, 2022,…

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…

Possible Open Skies Agreement Between Dominican Republic, US

Last week, the process began to take another historic step for aviation in the Dominican Republic by starting negotiations with the U.S. government to establish an open skies agreement between the two countries. Although it is true that the Dominican Republic is not a favorite vacation destination for American tourists,…