Moxy (airline)

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Moxy Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
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FoundedJune 2018 (2018-06)
Key peopleDavid Neeleman (Founder)

Moxy is a proposed airline in the United States founded by David Neeleman—who previously co-founded Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue, and Azul Linhas Aereas—with an initial startup capital of $100 million. On July 17, 2018, Moxy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for 60 A220-300 to be delivered from 2021.

History[edit]

In June 2018, David Neeleman planned a new United States airline named Moxy as he registered a new entity with $100 million in capital from former Air Canada CEO Robert Milton, former ILFC CEO Henri Courpron and himself. Due to consolidation, all 11 major carriers are profitable and existed 20 years ago except JetBlue, which Neeleman started in 2000, leaving space for a new competitor.[1] American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines carried 80% of domestic US seats in 2017 and Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Virgin America most of the rest.[2]

Due to loss of service to smaller markets, U.S. domestic air capacity remained stagnant from 2007 to 2017 while the economy expanded by 34%. To fill this gap, Moxy plans to offer point-to-point flights from smaller secondary airports like Providence International Airport, Fort Worth or Burbank Airport, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. It would offer spacious seats and free Wi-Fi, and extra fees for snacks or seating assignment more like Azul and JetBlue than ultra low-cost carriers like Allegiant Air or Spirit Airlines. To begin flying in 2020, 60 A220-300s (previously known as the Bombardier CS300) were ordered, soliciting Chinese lessors to finance 18 to be delivered from 2020 to 2022.[3]

Moxy is a project name, colliding with Marriott's Moxy Hotels.[4]

Destinations[edit]

Moxy will offer point-to-point service between secondary airports, potentially including:[5]

Fleet[edit]

On July 17, 2018, Moxy signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for 60 A220-300 aircraft to be delivered from 2021.[6]

Moxy Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A220-300 60
TBA
Deliveries start 2021.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "He's Baaaack: Stop what you're doing. JetBlue founder David Neeleman wants to launch a new U.S. airline". Airline Weekly. June 17, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Hemmerdinger, Jon (June 18, 2018). "Neeleman's reported US start-up could shake up US industry". Flight Global. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Bachman, Justin (June 18, 2018). "JetBlue Founder Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline, Report Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Yeo, Ghim-Lay (July 17, 2018). "Neeleman's start-up to partner Azul and TAP". Flight Global. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.smartertravel.com/finally-a-new-low-cost-us-airline/
  6. ^ "Future U.S. airline signs commitment for 60 A220-300 aircraft" (Press release). Airbus. July 17, 2018.

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