JetBlue founder reported to have plans to start new airline

According to Airline Weekly, JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman is reported to have plans to start a new US airline using Bombardier CSeries aircraft, publication said.

The plan, should it prove true, would also mark a notable win for Bombardier ahead of its move to transfer majority ownership of the CSeries programme to Airbus on 1 July.

The industry publication said the move could also shake up an industry characterized by consolidation and a lack of new entrants.

Airline Weekly reported on 17 June that Neeleman is raising $100 million and has secured rights to buy 60 CS300s in a bid to launch a new US carrier called Moxy Airways.