Founded under the name “NewAir” by David Neeleman in February of 1999, commenced operations on February 11, 2000 with services to Buffalo and Fort Lauderdale. The airline has since grown to becoming one of the leading low-cost airlines worldwide based on net profit, serving over 100 destinations in the U.S., Mexico, as well as across South and Central America. JetBlue’s operating revenue for the fiscal year of 2016 alone amounted to about 6.6 billion U.S. dollars and its net income for that year stood at approximately 759 million U.S. dollars.
The number of paying passengers that boarded a JetBlue flight in 2016 grew to around 38 million revenue passengers in 2016 while the revenue passenger miles for that year added up to around 45.6 billion U.S. dollars. As of March 2017, the airline was ranked number two in customer satisfaction among airlines in North American with a satisfaction index score of 80. JetBlue is currently also in codeshare agreements with a number of airlines that include: WestJet, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airlines, Iberia, Etihad Airways, Iceland Air.