Issue No. 816
David Neeleman's Fifth Act
The Serial Airline Founder Tells Airline Weekly Why He Launched Breeze
Pushing Back: Inside the Issue
It's a new Breeze blowing into the U.S. market. (We couldn't resist the bad joke.) But in all seriousness, Breeze founder David Neeleman tells us this week why he's launching his fifth airline and how he thinks it will serve a niche other airlines have abandoned. How will it be different from Allegiant or the other new airline that launched recently, Andrew Levy's Avelo? Check the Feature Story to read what Neeleman thinks in his own words.
In other news, Ryanair is furious at Boeing for delivery delays of its high-density 737 Max 8 200s. We submit the quote below as evidence for how angry the Irish budget carrier is. Ryanair now has no confidence that it will have its new "Gamechangers," as it calls the Max, before the summer, just as the European leisure market starts to heat up. Elsewhere, JetBlue announces routes to Heathrow and Gatwick, a lot of interesting things are happening at Newark, and cargo pushes Korean Air into its fourth consecutive profitable quarter. Yes, you read that right.
"But as the management team in Seattle continues to mismanage the process, I think there’s a real risk now that we may not see any of these aircraft in advance of summer 2021."Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary on Boeing's delayed deliveries of the carrier's 737 Max aircraft
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
New episodes drop every week and are available wherever you get your podcasts and on AirlineWeekly.com. In the latest podcast, Edward "Ned" Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss Breeze's planned launch and where it intends to fly. We also talk about why Ryanair is so upset with Boeing. Can Ryanair make "Boeing 737 Gamechanger" stick, or should it quit trying to make "fetch" happen? Listen to episode.