Click to Open Search Bar

David Neeleman

Founder & Former CEO of JetBlue Airways, Founder of Moxy

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 David Neeleman Biography

David Neeleman is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur who has founded four commercial airlines, Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines. He is also the co-owner of another commercial airline in Europe, TAP Air Portugal, along with Humberto Pedrosa and Aigle Azur.

An American of Dutch descent, Neeleman was born in Brazil. He attended Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and attended the University of Utah for three years before dropping out. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Together with June Morris, Neeleman co-founded charter airline Morris Air in 1984. He served as an Executive Vice President until 1988 and the President of Morris Air Corporation until 1994. Morris Air was acquired by Southwest Airlines for $130 million in 1993. For a brief period, he worked on the Executive Planning Committee at Southwest.

After leaving Southwest, Neeleman became the Chief Executive Officer of Open Skies, a touch screen airline reservation and check-in systems company, acquired by Hewlett Packard in 1999. At the same time, he helped with another upstart airline, Westjet.

In 2000, Neeleman launched JetBlue, a New York-based boutique airline, now valued at more than $5 billion. As the CEO of JetBlue Airways, his 2002 salary was $200,000 with a bonus of $90,000. Neeleman donated his entire salary to a catastrophe fund which had been established for JetBlue employees who fall on hard times. He was replaced by Dave Barger as CEO of JetBlue in 2007.

Neeleman went on to launch Azul Brazilian Airlines in his country of birth in 2008, and he became the co-owner of Portugal’s national airline, TAP Air Portugal in 2015. In 2019, Neeleman is on track to launch a new U.S. low-cost carrier. With the code name “Moxy”, the airline plans to begin operations in early 2021. According to CNN Traveler, Moxy will use the new Airbus A220-300 – starting with an order of 60 jets.

-
Videos
News
  • JetBlue founder launches 'world's nicest airline'

    Twenty years after launching JetBlue from an office building in Queens, New York, its founder has filed plans to launch a new airline with flights starting by year's end. Breeze Airways, which has applied for an airline operating certificate with the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, is actually founder David Neeleman's fifth airline start-up. Besides...

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK David Neeleman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Neeleman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Neeleman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Neeleman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK David Neeleman?

    Booking fees for David Neeleman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Neeleman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR David Neeleman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Neeleman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Neeleman for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Neeleman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Neeleman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

David Neeleman

Founder & Former CEO of JetBlue Airways, Founder of Moxy

Travels From:
New Canaan, CT, USA
Speaking Fee:

David Neeleman Biography

David Neeleman is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur who has founded four commercial airlines, Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines. He is also the co-owner of another commercial airline in Europe, TAP Air Portugal, along with Humberto Pedrosa and Aigle Azur.

An American of Dutch descent, Neeleman was born in Brazil. He attended Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and attended the University of Utah for three years before dropping out. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Together with June Morris, Neeleman co-founded charter airline Morris Air in 1984. He served as an Executive Vice President until 1988 and the President of Morris Air Corporation until 1994. Morris Air was acquired by Southwest Airlines for $130 million in 1993. For a brief period, he worked on the Executive Planning Committee at Southwest.

After leaving Southwest, Neeleman became the Chief Executive Officer of Open Skies, a touch screen airline reservation and check-in systems company, acquired by Hewlett Packard in 1999. At the same time, he helped with another upstart airline, Westjet.

In 2000, Neeleman launched JetBlue, a New York-based boutique airline, now valued at more than $5 billion. As the CEO of JetBlue Airways, his 2002 salary was $200,000 with a bonus of $90,000. Neeleman donated his entire salary to a catastrophe fund which had been established for JetBlue employees who fall on hard times. He was replaced by Dave Barger as CEO of JetBlue in 2007.

Neeleman went on to launch Azul Brazilian Airlines in his country of birth in 2008, and he became the co-owner of Portugal’s national airline, TAP Air Portugal in 2015. In 2019, Neeleman is on track to launch a new U.S. low-cost carrier. With the code name “Moxy”, the airline plans to begin operations in early 2021. According to CNN Traveler, Moxy will use the new Airbus A220-300 – starting with an order of 60 jets.

David Neeleman Videos

  • David Neeleman - The January Luncheon 2018 - YouTube
    Jan 26, 2018 ... David Neeleman - The January Luncheon 2018. ... Elite Interviews David Neeleman, Founder Of Jet Blue & Aviation Entrepreneur -...
  • David Neeleman-Seeing Failure as Opportunity - YouTube
    Aug 28, 2013 ... Neeleman tells the story of his first startup failure during college, and the airline partner he was working went out of business....

FAQs on booking David Neeleman

  • How to book David Neeleman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Neeleman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Neeleman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Neeleman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Neeleman?

    Booking fees for David Neeleman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Neeleman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Neeleman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Neeleman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Neeleman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Neeleman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Neeleman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Neeleman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Neeleman for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. David Neeleman generally travels from New Canaan, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Andy Serwer, Chip Conley, William McDonough and Larry Page. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Neeleman for an upcoming event.

David Neeleman Speaker Videos

  • David Neeleman - The January Luncheon 2018 - YouTube
    Jan 26, 2018 ... David Neeleman - The January Luncheon 2018. ... Elite Interviews David Neeleman, Founder Of Jet Blue & Aviation Entrepreneur - Duration: ...
    David Neeleman-Seeing Failure as Opportunity - YouTube
    Aug 28, 2013 ... Neeleman tells the story of his first startup failure during college, and the airline partner he was working went out of business. He shortly ...

David Neeleman News

  • JetBlue founder launches 'world's nicest airline'

    Twenty years after launching JetBlue from an office building in Queens, New York, its founder has filed plans to launch a new airline with flights starting by year's end. Breeze Airways, which has applied for an airline operating certificate with the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, is actually founder David Neeleman's fifth airline start-up. Besides...

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to David Neeleman

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP