JetBlue Orders 60 Newly Rechristened Airbus A220s in $5.4 Billion Deal

By Anna Breuer on 10 July 2018
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IMG_8284JetBlue Airways said Tuesday it is ordering 60 Airbus A220 jets, the aircraft formerly known as the Bombardier C Series.

The deal is valued at $5.4 billion at list prices and addresses the New York-based airline’s need for a more fuel efficient regional jet to replace the Embraer E190 planes it currently operates on shorter routes.

“The A220-300’s impressive range and economics offer us flexibility and support our key financial and operating priorities,”said Robin Hayes, the airline’s CEO.

Powered by new Pratt & Whitney engines, the A220 will deliver a 40% reduction in fuel burn compared to the Embraer jets currently in service. The new aircraft also offers wider seats, spacious overhead bins, and oversized windows.

JetBlue will begin to take deliveries of the new planes, which are being manufactured in the United States, in 2020 and has an option for 60 additional A220 aircraft starting in 2025.

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