JetBlue Airways has signed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 30 A220-300s, taking the airline’s firm commitment for the aircraft to 100. This latest JetBlue lifts Airbus’s total firm order book for the A220 to 740 aircraft.
“We’re already seeing benefits from the eight A220s we’ve added to the fleet, and we’re very happy to have more on the way,” said Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue. “We’ve seen double-digit increases in customer satisfaction scores, and these fuel-efficient aircraft support our leadership in reducing carbon emissions. With 30 additional A220s on order, we’re in a position to accelerate our fleet modernisation plans to deliver stronger cost performance and support our focus-city network strategy.”
Jetblue started A220-300 operations in April 2021 and currently operates eight A220s in a 140-seat configuration, with USB-C, USB-A and AC power at every seat. Airbus says the A220 offers the largest cabin, highest ceiling, biggest windows and most spacious overhead bins of any aircraft in the 100-150 seat class.
“It is very rewarding to see a happy customer coming back for more aircraft not even a year after Entry into Service of its first A220. We salute our friends at JetBlue on this landmark deal,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus’s chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International. “Over 700 A220 orders to date underscore the strong market appetite for this all-new single-aisle aircraft.”