David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue has an exciting new airline startup and there is a very big possibility Salt Lake City will be the hub. Code-named Moxy, the new U.S. airline start-up, backed with a $100 million in startup capital by a group of experienced investors led by David Neeleman. The startup announced the commitment in July for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with deliveries beginning in 2021.
The proposed new U.S. low-cost carrier startup takes from the pages of Uber and Amazon with focus on a fully functional app-driven experience. However, there will be a lack of direct communication with a live person. Though Neeleman hinted that the airline’s technology hub will likely be based in Salt Lake City, Utah, as will many of the customer service departments and agents, Neeleman also warned passengers will not be able to initiate a phone call with the upcoming airline.
David Neeleman is the founder of JetBlue Airways, Morris Air which was required by Southwest Airlines, Brazil’s Azul and Canada’s WestJet. Neeleman was born in Brazil and raised in Utah. He has invested in Utah by positioning Jetblue Airlines customer service hub in Utah.