Posted on: 26 July 2016 by Mark Howells
JetBlue has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo and 15 A321neo aircraft.
Beginning in 2019, JetBlue can configure the NEO aircraft to the Longer-Range version of the A321 – the A321LR. The airline is yet to announce its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft.
“Airbus has been our partner since the beginning, and we are proud that our partnership continues today,” commented 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.
JetBlue currently operates a fleet of 160 A320 family aircraft including 130 A320s and 30 A321s. Including the order announced today, the airline’s backlog of Airbus aircraft comprises 116 planes: 25 A320neos, 31 A321ceos and 60 A321neos.
“When we decided to build an assembly line in the US, we did it to help meet the increasing demand from our US 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 US facility to our customers here in America.”