jetBlue Airways up order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft
AVTEN - jetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new, industry-leading A220 series.
“As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding performance of our existing fleet of Airbus A321 and restyled A320 aircraft, will help ensure we deliver the best onboard experience to customers and meet our long-term financial targets as we continue disciplined growth into the future,” said Robin Hayes, jetBlue CEO, Thursday (1/3/2019).
jetBlue’s existing Airbus fleet includes 193 A320 and A321ceo aircraft in operation, with an additional 85 A321neo aircraft on order.
“jetBlue has proven there is no contradiction between economic efficiency and a high quality product. Their endorsement of the A220 proves this aircraft meets those two criteria better than any alternative in its segment,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus CCO.
The order was completed the last week of December. Airbus will produce the A220-300 aircraft at a new U.S. assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the plant, to be located adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility, will begin later this month.