Early in 1999, David Neeleman laid forth his plans for a new airline. By the end of the year, JetBlue (initially known as “New Air”), had secured 75 aircraft and as many slots at JFK. In February 2000, the airline began operations. By the end of the same year, over one million passengers had flown on JetBlue.
In the years that have followed, JetBlue expanded its fleet and route structure. Today, JetBlue operates flights in North, Central and South America. JetBlue currently partners with 40 airlines globally, offering a plethora of destination cities.
2017 JetBlue Performance
Data for all criteria is drawn from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s monthly Air Travel Consumer Report.