January 5, 2024
The Hispanic Community of Florida Will Win with the JetBlue-Spirit Merger
It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of travel and tourism for Florida’s businesses and way of life, especially for the Hispanic community. The cities of Florida are constantly among the main tourist destinations in the United States, for both domestic and international travelers. The JetBlue-Spirit Airlines merger will play a key role in maintaining Florida’s attractiveness as a travel and business destination. Here’s how.
December 17, 2023
Strong bipartisan support in Florida — and strange bedfellows — for JetBlue-Spirit merger | Opinion
Politics makes for strange bedfellows (as they say), and with the proposed merger between JetBlue and Miramar-based Spirit Airlines, that’s certainly the case. Despite Florida’s intense political polarization, there is significant bipartisan support for this deal.
December 15, 2023
Guest opinion: Utah deserves more flight options | Opinion
Every year, millions of visitors come to Utah for our natural beauty, national parks, outdoor adventures, and diverse attractions. While we know visitors will have an incredible experience once they arrive, we also want the journey to Utah to be an easy one. A key part of the trip for many is the flight they take to get here, and the pending merger between JetBlue and Spirit will go a long way towards making that part fun and painless.
November 28, 2023
What this airline merger means for Nevada’s economy | Opinion
Nevada’s tourism sector, a major economic engine within the state, has experienced significant and promising growth in the past year. In 2022, the Reno-Tahoe area saw 3.6 million visitors, a considerable improvement when compared with previous years. The same positive trend was seen in Las Vegas, which experienced 38.8 million travelers.
November 17, 2023
Here’s why the JetBlue-Spirit merger will benefit Florida consumers and workers | Column
As a longtime champion of consumers and working people, I’m a skeptic when it comes to corporate mergers. Far too many have put profits over people. However, there is one merger that stands to be different: JetBlue’s acquisition of Spirit Airlines, which will be good for Florida consumers and good for Florida workers.
November 14, 2023
Commentary: Proposed JetBlue-Spirit merger is good for passengers, businesses — and Virginia | Opinion
The merger will also allow JetBlue to make additional investments in equipment and personnel, modernizing the fleet and continuing JetBlue’s legacy of offering passengers a far more dignified flying experience than competitors.
November 8, 2023
The airline industry needs more competition — the JetBlue / Spirit merger is just what travelers need | Opinion
As a former U.S. assistant secretary of Transportation and a former U.S. undersecretary of Commerce, I have been watching with great concern the federal government’s position on JetBlue’s merger with Spirit Airlines.
November 5, 2023
Chip LaMarca: JetBlue-Spirit merger will unleash huge benefits for Floridians | Opinion
The JetBlue-Spirit merger has the potential to be a game-changer for Florida. By creating a stronger, more connected airline, we can expect economic growth, job opportunities, and improved travel experiences for our residents and visitors alike.
October 23, 2023
Blocking JetBlue’s expansion will harm the US and Florida in Latin America | Opinion
I was rather taken aback when the Biden administration intentionally made it more difficult for American air carries to compete in Latin America. We already face incredibly stiff competition from both regional carriers and those from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
October 20, 2023
More squished sardine seats not a solution for air travel | Opinion
My 20-year career as a primatologist and National Geographic Explorer has taken me all over the globe. It’s safe to say that in two decades I have logged thousands, if not tens of thousands of hours on flights to get there. While flying is a job requirement for me, I
September 25, 2023
JetBlue-Spirit merger will support Puerto Rico’s tourism industry, health ecosystem | Opinion
Tourism is a preeminent industry in Puerto Rico. Annually, millions of travelers enjoy our culture, gastronomy and natural beauty. The health ecosystem is another industry of great importance for our economic development.
September 21, 2023
New York Daily News: Readers sound off on keeping Rikers open, a JetBlue/Spirit merger and Fetterman’s frump | Opinion
East Elmhurst: Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue, recently wrote an op-ed underscoring the benefits a merger with Spirit Airlines would have for passengers and consumers.
September 16, 2023
New York Daily News – How JetBlue/Spirit helps New York: This merger is good for passengers and consumers | Opinion
For more than 20 years, JetBlue has been connecting New York City with central and upstate New York with low airfares on large jets.
August 21, 2023
Commentary: JetBlue-Spirit merger helps Maryland fly to new heights | Opinion
When I heard about JetBlue’s merger with Spirit Airlines and its plans for Baltimore, I realized this is another opportunity for our city to grow and thrive.
August 3, 2023
JetBlue’s merger with Spirit is great for Nevada | Opinion
Every year, Nevada welcomes tens of millions of tourists, generating billions of dollars in economic activity through hotel stays, gaming revenue, restaurant meals, ticket sales and more.
July 31, 2023
Dania Beach supports the merger between Spirit and JetBlue | Opinion
JetBlue’s commitment to preserving all jobs at Spirit’s new Dania Beach corporate campus, and their dedication to keeping and enhancing operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
July 25, 2023
JetBlue’s Merger with Spirit Will Drive Economic Growth in Maryland | Opinion
JetBlue has made a strong case for why its planned acquisition of Spirit Airlines will create a national low-fare challenger to the dominant ‘Big Four’ airlines that control about 80% of the U.S. market today.
July 10, 2023
JetBlue-Spirit merger will benefit Utah | Opinion
And while there has been significant focus on the cost of airline tickets and the impact inflation is having on the family vacation, low-fare airlines are helping to make air travel more affordable.
June 26, 2023
JetBlue CEO commentary: How JetBlue-Spirit merger benefits Massachusetts | Opinion
When other airlines abandoned Boston Logan International Airport, JetBlue expanded service, announced new low-fare routes — including London and Paris – and made the city an attractive gateway for millions of travelers.
April 26, 2023
Queens Chamber of Commerce supports JetBlue-Spirit Airlines acquisition | Opinion
And while Queens is a place that many companies call home, not every company has shown a consistent commitment to uplifting our borough and our city the way JetBlue has.
April 18, 2023
La fusión JetBlue-Spirit será excelente para la economía de Miami, sus trabajadores y los turistas. No lo bloqueen | Opinión
El sur de Florida se ha vuelto aún más popular como destino turístico (a nivel nacional e internacional) que antes de la pandemia. El clima cálido, las hermosas playas, la vida nocturna y la cocina hacen de nuestra región la opción perfecta para los visitantes que buscan escapar del frío invernal
March 30, 2023
JetBlue-Spirit merger will be great for Miami economy, workers tourists. Don’t block it | Opinion
South Florida has become an even more popular tourist destination — from within the United States and internationally — than it was before the pandemic.
March 9, 2023
A JetBlue-Spirit merger is a win for the Hudson Valley | Opinion
The Hudson Valley is a special place, thanks in part to the contributions of major employers and businesses like JetBlue. Our economy holds steady because we actively invest in and promote growth and development throughout our region.
March 7, 2023
JetBlue + Spirit Fact Sheet
This merger will allow us to deliver a better product, compete with the largest airlines, and drive down fares and improve service for all airline travelers.
March 7, 2023
JetBlue-Spirit Third Party Support Fact Sheet
The only viable solution to addressing the high fares and poor service resulting from the DOJ allowing the "Big Four" airlines to control about 80% of the market.