JetBlue orders 30 additional A321 aircraft

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American carrier JetBlue Airways has modified its purchase agreement with Airbus so that it now includes orders for an additional current-generation A321s and 15 A321neos. The airline currently has 30 A321s in their fleet. From 2019, JetBlue will have the possibility of configuring the A321neo aircraft into the long-range version, the A321LR.

“Airbus has been our partner since the beginning, and we are proud that our partnership continues today,” said Robin Hayes, president and CEO, JetBlue. “The A321 is an incredible aircraft that is delivering results for our business. We intend to deploy many of these aircraft to expand our successful Mint experience and our west coast presence.”

The 15 new A321ceo aircraft will be delivered in the next 3 years, with 5 being delivered next year, 4 in 2018 and 6 in 2019. From 2020 they will take delivery of the first 3 A321neo, followed by 4 per year in 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Many of the new aircraft JetBlue have ordered will be delivered from Airbus’s newest facility in Mobile, Alabama. JetBlue took delivery of their first, US-manufactured A321 earlier this year.

“When we decided to build an assembly line in the U.S., we did it to help meet the increasing demand from our U.S. customers,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “The A320 Family is a market leader worldwide – one that has found particularly great success in the United States because of its economics, efficiency and comfort. We look forward to delivering more and more aircraft from our U.S. facility to our customers here in America.”

 

 

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