JetBlue Technology Ventures and Air New Zealand Announce Innovation Partnership

JetBlue Technology Ventures introduces Air New Zealand as the launch
partner for new international innovation ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO & AUCKLAND, New Zealand–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue
Technology Ventures® (JTV),
the venture capital subsidiary of
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU), today announced its latest efforts to
help fuel travel industry innovation. The Silicon-Valley-based company,
which incubates, invests in, and partners with early-stage start-ups at
the intersection of technology and travel is announcing an International
Innovation Partnership with launch partner Air New Zealand.


JTV and Air New Zealand will work together to build an internationally
recognized technology innovation ecosystem that will seek out, partner
and implement emerging technologies in the travel sector. For JetBlue
Technology Ventures, the International Innovation Partnership will
expand the opportunities for existing and potential portfolio companies,
as well as other startup partners. For Air New Zealand, the partnership
will offer early access to emerging technologies as well as an entrance
into the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem. Together the two
companies, along with future partners, will build a network to better
address changes coming to the travel industry as well as improve
efficiencies within the existing infrastructure.

“Air New Zealand has a proud history of product innovation and we’re
thrilled to be at the centre of the immense commercial and customer
experience opportunities emerging from the intersection of technology
and travel,” said Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand. “As one of
the most innovative airlines globally, Air New Zealand has a proud
reputation for nimbly being able to seize opportunities and take these
to market. We have been growing a terrific ecosystem of global partners
as we seek to redefine the future of air travel. Partnering with JetBlue
Technology Ventures is an important step in achieving that goal.”

“We established JetBlue Technology Ventures to expand upon JetBlue’s
reputation as an innovative travel brand,” said Bonny Simi, President of
JetBlue Technology Ventures. “As we further that mission, we are excited
to expand our global reach and impact by building relationships with a
like-minded travel partners across the travel and hospitality spectrum
worldwide. Air New Zealand, with their focus on innovation and seeking
creative solutions to industry challenges, is an excellent launch
partner for the ecosystem.”

JTV expects to announce other travel and hospitality partners to join
the ecosystem over the coming months. All partners will co-locate an
innovation outpost in the JTV Silicon Valley location, creating a
compelling ecosystem for startups in the expanding JTV portfolio of
innovative startups.

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is proud to be New Zealand’s national carrier delivering
more than 16 million customer journeys to, from and all around New
Zealand every year and has been named AirlineRatings.com Airline of the
Year for the fifth consecutive year for 2018.

The airline continues to operate one of the world’s youngest fleets,
connecting New Zealanders to 20 domestic and more than 30 international
destinations including Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America,
and the Pacific Islands. As a member of the Star Alliance network, Air
New Zealand is able to provide access to almost any destination in the
world. For more information, visit www.airnewzealand.co.nz

About JetBlue Technology Ventures

JetBlue Technology Ventures invests in, incubates and partners with
early stage startups at the intersection of technology and travel to
improve the entire travel experience. The company prioritizes
investments that advance the customer-centric journey; technology
empowered customer service; the future of operations and maintenance;
revenue management, sales & distribution; and new regional transport
ecosystems. Founded in 2016, JetBlue Technology Ventures is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) and is located in
Silicon Valley, Calif. For more information, visit www.JetBlueVentures.com.

Contacts

JetBlue Corporate Communications
Tel: 718-709-3089
corpcomm@jetblue.com