JetBlue places an order for thirty additional aircraft to Airbus
The American airline JetBlue has ordered 30 new A220s from Airbus, bringing to 100 the number of these medium-haul single-aisle aircraft in its future fleet, the aircraft manufacturer announced on Tuesday.
“We are already seeing the benefits of the eight A220s that we have integrated into our fleet, and we are very pleased to add new ones soon,” said Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue, quoted in a press release from the European group.
The last list price of an A220, never applied because of the discounts granted – amounts to 81 or 91.5 million dollars depending on the model, which can carry between 100 and 150 passengers. With this new order, the latest passenger aircraft from Airbus, ex-CSeries from Canadian Bombardier, sees its book rise to 740 aircraft, according to the company.
This contract was revealed on the second day of the Singapore Airshow. The day before, the American lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) had ordered 20 A220s.
Among the companies already operating or having ordered A220s are, in addition to JetBlue, its compatriots Delta and Breeze Airways, as well as the Latvian AirBaltic, Air Canada or Swiss. Air France began to receive the first of the 60 copies that the French company ordered in 2019 at the end of 2021.