JetBlue Again Sweetens Spirit Bid as Vote Looms

JetBlue Airways on Monday again upped its offer to acquire Spirit Airlines, days before Spirit shareholders are slated to vote on a competing offer to merge with Frontier Airlines. JetBlue’s latest offer, detailed in an open letter to Spirit shareholders, includes an increased break-up fee and a dividend. The move comes days after Frontier increased … Read more

Spirit Airlines jumps 5% as JetBlue sweetens its bid (NYSE:SAVE)

Brandon Bell/Getty Images News Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) is up 5.2% after hours as JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) announces it’s modifying its offer for the airline, adding a ticking fee and increasing a proposed reverse breakup fee. JetBlue says it’s conveying the new proposal to Spirit’s board and is urging Spirit shareholders to vote against Frontier’s “inferior” offer. … Read more

JetBlue Partners with Blade for NYC-based Helicopter Airport Transfers

JetBlue has partnered with Blade for helicopter transfers between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, the carrier announced Thursday. The travel times “to both JFK and EWR can take as little as five minutes from Manhattan’s Midtown heliports,” according to JetBlue. Mosaic-plus members will receive credits redeemable for complimentary … Read more

JetBlue to Expand U.K. Service

JetBlue will add a second daily flight between New York-JFK and London-Gatwick beginning Oct. 29, the carrier announced Monday. The service supplements its current daily flight between the airports, as well as its daily JFK-Heathrow flight.  The New York-based carrier’s transatlantic expansion also includes new service between Boston-Logan and London-Gatwick, scheduled to begin Aug. 4, … Read more

Jetblue boosts offer for Spirit Airlines to $33.50/share (NASDAQ:JBLU)

Angel Di Bilio/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Update 7:30pm: Adds Spirit Airlines comment. Jetblue (NASDAQ:JBLU) raised its offer for Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) to $33.50/share as it continues to battle with Frontier Group (NASDAQ:ULCC) for the ultra-low cost carrier. Jetblue upped its latest bid by $2/share from its most recent offer two weeks ago. In the … Read more

JetBlue Names New Planning VPs

JetBlue has appointed Andrea Lusso as VP of enterprise planning, and Dave Jehn as VP of network planning and partnerships, effective immediately, the carrier announced Tuesday. Both positions will report to Dave Clark, JetBlue’s head of revenue and planning. Lusso most recently was VP of network planning. He also previously held the position of director … Read more

JetBlue Adds NYC-Vancouver Service | Business Travel News

JetBlue Airways on Thursday launched service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Vancouver, the carrier’s first flight to Canada, JetBlue announced. JetBlue will operate one daily flight each way between the cities on Airbus A320 aircraft. The flight to Vancouver takes off in the early evening; the flight to JFK is a … Read more

Judge OKs DOJ Lawsuit Against AA, JetBlue

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday allowed the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust suit against American Airlines and JetBlue Airways to proceed, according to Reuters, with a trial date of Sept. 26. The Justice Department last year filed suit against the carriers, calling their “Northeast Alliance” partnership anticompetitive and a “de facto merger. DOJ filed the … Read more