JetBlue + Spirit:
The National Low-Fare Challenger to the ‘Big Four’ Airlines

Will bring together two airlines with a shared goal of disrupting the industry

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JetBlue + Spirit:
The National Low-Fare Challenger to the ‘Big Four’ Airlines

Will bring together two airlines with a shared goal of disrupting the industry


The Best of Both Airlines

JetBlue to Acquire Spirit

Together, JetBlue and Spirit will bring together the best of both airlines to create the fifth largest domestic airline – a national, customer-centric, low-fare alternative to the dominant “Big Four” airlines. 

With a larger footprint, the combined airline will bring JetBlue’s low fares and much-loved, award-winning onboard service to more customers and communities:


More – And Better – Choices

JetBlue Effect Will Result in More Low Fares for More Customers

With a larger platform for growth, we will introduce JetBlue’s unique value proposition of low fares and a great experience on more routes. It is well-documented that when JetBlue enters new routes, the legacy carriers respond and lower their fares (the “JetBlue Effect”). In fact, economic analysis shows that JetBlue’s presence on a nonstop route decreases legacy fares by ~16%. This means more airline customers benefit when JetBlue takes on a new legacy dominated route.


High regulatory confidence

High Conviction Around Achieving Regulatory Approval

We have high confidence in obtaining all regulatory approvals based on JetBlue’s expedited expansion and the resulting net fare decreases, coupled with the demonstrated ease of other ultra-low-cost carriers’ continued expansion and the divestitures JetBlue is prepared to undertake.

JetBlue has retained antitrust expert Glenn Pomerantz to share his insights into the regulatory approval process and how the DOJ might approach a merger in the airline industry. Listen to his expert point of view on the current proposals.