JetBlue Founder’s Startup Airline ‘Moxy’ Places Firm Order for 60 Airbus A220s
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
An upstart US airline from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, placed a firm order for 60 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft on Thursday morning.
The order was originally unveiled in July 2018 as a memorandum of understanding between the airline, which has the working name Moxy, and the aircraft manufacturer. Plans to launch Moxy, which will be a low-cost carrier, were also announced last July at the Farnborough Air Show, where sources told TPG‘s Mike Arnot that the airline would likely officially take off around 2021.
Moxy executives firmed up the jet order in the last week of December, Airbus said on Thursday.
“The A220-300 is the right airplane for a new airline that will be focused on passenger service and satisfaction,” Neeleman said in a release Thursday. “With a low cost of operation and spacious cabin, the A220 will allow us to provide passengers with lower fares and a high quality, comfortable flying experience. The A220’s ability to operate profitably in thin, underserved markets across a broad spectrum of ranges is unique.”
Airbus’ A220 product seats 100 to 150 passengers and is the rebranded C Series aircraft manufactured by Bombardier. It is touted as being one of the most fuel efficient planes available. In October, Delta became the first airline in North America to receive an A220 aircraft, the smaller -100 variant, and will be launching its first flight on the jet on Jan. 31. TPG‘s Darren Murph took an extensive tour of Delta’s A220-100.
The larger -300 variant, which Moxy has ordered, has a top range of about 3,200 nautical miles. Airbus says Moxy’s jets will be manufactured in a new facility in Mobile, Alabama, which will be adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility.
Featured image by Airbus.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.
- Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
- Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at US restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
- Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
- Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
- Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
- Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
- Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
- Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
- Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
- Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- $250 Annual Fee.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees