Partnership Program

Changes are coming to the travel industry. Around the world, entrepreneurs are working on disruptive solutions to fix inefficiencies and address pain points within existing infrastructure. JetBlue Technology Ventures is building a global ecosystem of like-minded industry players that seek out, partner with, and implement startups and emerging technologies within their companies and throughout the travel sector. Join the consortium and partner with us to improve the future of travel and enhance the end-to-end journey for our shared customers.

  • What does the partnership entail?
    • Participation in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem with minimal infrastructure cost
    • Access to vetted and validated startups
    • Curated startup “deal flow” to solve your specific technology challenges and roadmap
    • Early access to emerging technologies for beta test and “first mover” implementations
    • Access to JTV facilities, network, and expertise
    • Access to member-only senior leadership innovation sessions hosted in Silicon Valley
    • Annual “Best of Silicon Valley” innovation programming at your headquarters to foster innovative mindset at your company
  • Who is involved?

    Our launch partner in July 2018 was Air New Zealand – an airline with an impressive history of product innovation and likeminded outlook on the commercial and customer experience opportunities emerging from the intersection of technology and travel. Vantage Airport Group – a global airport investment, development and management company – joined us as our second partner in May 2019.

    We’ll be announcing other partners over the coming months. If you’re a forward-thinking travel provider, we’d love to chat further.

  • How do I learn more?

    We’d love to tell you more. Please reach out to our Managing Director Amy Burr at amy@jetblueventures.com. You can also browse our press links below.

"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."

Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand

“The team at JetBlue Technology Ventures is constantly looking at what emerging technology trends are impacting the travel and hospitality industries - now and in the future. We can't go at it alone and we're excited to create a global ecosystem of partners who will be thought leaders with us in vetting and embracing these new technologies. We're looking forward to working with some of the most innovative companies in the world to embrace the disruption happening in travel.”

Amy Burr, Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships at JetBlue Technology Ventures

“In our 25-year history, Vantage has always embraced different ways of making airports better, so this partnership is an important evolution in our growth as a company committed to innovation. The opportunity to work with like-minded partners to improve the travel journey through new and emerging technologies is exciting for Vantage as we seek to enhance the experience of the more than 57 million guests that travel through our airport network every year.”

Wes Porter, Vice President of Innovation at Vantage Airport Group