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David Neeleman at a press conference in São José dos Campos, Brazil, in September 2019. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Interview: David Neeleman’s New Airline Breeze Is Taking Names

Airline industry titan David Neeleman is in his fifth decade tackling one of the most challenging tasks in the business world: starting airlines. In the 1980s, it was charter carrier Morris Air, later purchased by Southwest Airlines. In the 1990s, Neeleman served at rising WestJet before going on to found JetBlue just before the turn of the century. And only a decade later, he moved to Brazil to start the company that would soon become Azul Brazilian Airlines. And 11…

Azul Ramps Up Domestic Flights, Ponders International Network Redesign

Although it never came to a complete stop, the Brazilian domestic market reduced its capacity by 90% between April and May as a result of the economic and airline industry fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, airlines in Brazil have been gradually increasing their operations in the hope…

Airline Tycoon David Neeleman Talks Breeze Airways Start-Up

This Friday, the world finally met the U.S.'s newest airline: Breeze Airways. Known as Moxy during the developing phases of the project, the airline is headed by no less than David Neeleman, the world-famous airline entrepreneur, founder of Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue and Azul. AirlineGeeks had the chance to catch…

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Being Sued By Canadian Startup

Canadian startup carrier Canada Jetlines has filed a lawsuit against David Neeleman and two of his companies after alleging that Neeleman and his companies derailed Jetlines' financial plans when they poached Jetlines' CEO Lukas Johnson. In the lawsuit, Jetlines is seeking $27 million USD in damages as they believe that…