JetBlue and Airbus announced today that JetBlue will convert 13 of its existing A321neo orders to the new A321XLR. The company also announced that it is has firmed an order for 10 A220-300 aircraft from existing options.
JetBlue, a New York-based low-cost airline that differentiates itself with a high-quality passenger experience, will integrate the A321XLR and the A220-300 into its growing network of routes to a variety of key destinations. JetBlue now operates 193 A320 and A321 aircraft, has orders for 85 A321neos, and previously ordered 60 A220-300s. In April, JetBlue converted 13 A321neo aircraft in its existing order to the LR (long range) version.
It is expected that the A321XLR models will be used on trans-Atlantic routes, with the A220-300 replacing Embraer E190s at its Boston hub.