JetBlue has received its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, the initial delivery of 70 A220 aircraft the carrier has on order, which will be phased in to ultimately replace its existing fleet of 60 Embraer 190 aircraft.
“The A220 is a next-generation aircraft our customers and crewmembers will love, featuring impressive range and superior economics to support critical financial and operating priorities along with new network planning flexibility,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “And as we evolve our fleet for the future, the A220’s significant reduction in per-seat emissions supports our ongoing commitment to carbon neutrality for all our domestic flights and moves us closer to achieving our pledge of net zero carbon emissions across all operations by 2040.”
Details of its custom-designed A220 cabin are still to be revealed (at time of writing) but JetBlue has promised they will be as impressive as the operating capabilities of the aircraft.
“Customers will also enjoy an elevated in-flight experience with wider seats, spacious overhead bins and extra-large windows,” the airline said in a statement.