JetBlue has revealed the custom-created cabin design of its new Airbus A220-300, having taken delivery of the first of 70 earlier this month.
“With the A220 we’ve taken a state-of-the-art aircraft and added our award-winning touch to bring to life an experience only JetBlue could dream up,” said Jayne O’Brien, head of marketing and loyalty, JetBlue. “We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our newest aircraft, with incredible onboard comfort, one-of-a-kind design elements and unparalleled entertainment and connectivity.”
JetBlue’s A220 is outfitted with 140 Collins Meridian seats, offering an expanded width of 18.6 inches, the widest available for a single aisle aircraft and the widest in JetBlue’s fleet. In a first for the airline’s fleet, seating is arranged in a two-by-three configuration.
There are six rows of ‘Even More Space’ seating, each with enhanced cushion comfort and adjustable headrests with premium Ultraleather, a softer, more breathable vegan leather material.
A contoured seatback design at knee level creates additional living space for every customer, whilst the custom designed seatback storage with mesh pockets is perfectly sized for water bottles and loose items.
Additionally, there is easy-to-reach in-seat power, featuring AC, USB-A, and USB-C ports.
The in-flight entertainment system is courtesy of Thales AVANT, which at each seat provides a 10.1 inch, 1080P high-definition screen, offering 30 channels of DIRECTV with DVR-like pause and rewind functionality, full seasons of shows, hundreds of movies, and premium content from HBO & SHOWTIME. Picture-in-picture function and an enhanced, 3D flight map offers multiple ways to track time to destination. Personal handheld device pairing capabilities for use as a remote or gaming controller is also present.
An expanded Fly-Fi connectivity from Viasat provides coverage to nearly the entire JetBlue network.
Other aspects include bigger windows for better views and creating an overall spacious feel; more spacious overhead bins for additional carry-on bag capacity; custom LED mood lighting designed with lighting scenarios that change with time of day or phase of flight; redesigned front galley partitions to enhance customer privacy near crew workspace; lavatories featuring subway tile patterns – a nod to being New York’s Hometown Airline – and gender-neutral signage unique to JetBlue. There are also custom-created front and rear wall panel patterns, which incorporate dots and dashes from Morse code “to spell out something fun”.