The very first Airbus A220 has been delivered to New York based jetBlue. These aircraft will replace the Embraer 190s at the airline.
The A220 is one of the most modern planes in the sky and jetBlue have orders for 70 examples. The Canadian designed plane is far more environmentally friendly – and cost effective – than the E190s it replaces.
jetBlue A220 Delivered
jetBlue are the second customer to take delivery of the A220 in the United States, after Delta. These ones go through final assembly in Mobile, Alabama rather than Montreal.
With a range of 6,204 kilometres, the aircraft will be able to comfortably fly coast to coast services. There will be seating for 140 passengers, 25 in Even More Space and 115 in economy class.
Having experienced the Airbus A220 with SWISS, I can report that it is an extremely comfortable plane to fly in. The five abreast seating is great and more importantly the windows are the second largest in the sky after the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. That makes for great views!
Apparently the first base for the A220 will be Boston, though whether this is still the plan or not is anyone’s guess. Seven more aircraft are due to arrive throughout 2021.
It is great to see a new airline take delivery of the Airbus A220. The more the merrier as far as I am concerned, especially as airlines report it is such an efficient and versatile plane.
With a reported 30% direct operating cost advantage over the Embraer jets it replaces, it will help the bottom line at jetBlue, which can’t be a bad thing.
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Featured image by Airbus.