LONDON – JetBlue has added an additional 30 Airbus A220s to their existing order. Their total fleet will reach 100 airframes.
“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, Chief Executive Officer, 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 modernization plans to deliver stronger cost performance and support our focus city network strategy.”
JetBlue initially ordered 60 A220s in 2018, with an option for an additional 60 aircraft.
In 2019, JetBlue converted 10 options to firm orders. The extra 30 aircraft announced to day will help expedite the retirement of their Embraer E190s.
“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 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.”
The revised delivery schedule will see JetBlue receive the following each year:
- 10 in 2022
- 21 in 2023
- 27 in 2024
- 20 in 2025
- 14 in 2026
This is more good news for the A220 program, especially with it surpassing the 700 sold mark as well.
It remains clear that this aircraft type is going to play a big factor in the establishment of JetBlue’s future route network.