Tag: JetBlue

BUSINESS

Jet Blue Flies With Spirit Airlines

JetBlue Airways has announced that it would purchase Spirit Airlines, thus making the combination America’s fifth-largest airline. The announcement comes after Spirit pulled the plug on a deal to merge with Frontier. JetBlue had been pursuing a hostile bid for Spirit even while Spirit sought shareholder approval for a lower-priced deal with Frontier. The announcement comes after Spirit pulled the […]

BUSINESS

JetBlue Up Offer To Buy Spirit Airlines

U.S. low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways has improved its offer to purchase Spirit Airlines. JetBlue increased its reverse break-up fee by US$150 million to $350 million, payable to Spirit shareholders in case the deal falls through due to anti-competition concerns. The revised offer comes days after Frontier Airlines agreed to pay Spirit a break-up fee of  $250 million. JetBlue Airways originally […]

NEWS

JetBlue Set To Launch Major Caribbean Expansion

U.S.-based carrier, JetBlue, is set to launch a major Caribbean expansion in November, with new routes across the region including Jamaica. Starting November 19, the airline will commence seven new nonstop routes out of Newark Liberty International Airport. The new routes will include one daily flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica. JetBlue says the new routes are aimed at generating cash […]

BUSINESS

JetBlue, United Airlines Takes Safety Measures Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost brought travel by air in the U.S. to a halt. Passenger traffic is down about 94 percent, and half of the industry’s 6,215 planes are parked at major airports and desert airstrips, according to Airlines for America, a trade group. Now, with the opening up of the country, airlines expect an increase in domestic travel […]