18 JANUARY 2021
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Following its roll-out and delivery flight into New York JFK Airport jetBlue has revealed an up-market interior.
See JetBlue takes first A220 BTN 11 January.
“With the A220 we’ve taken a state-of-the-art aircraft and added our award-winning touch to bring to life an experience only jetBlue could dream up,” said Jayne O’Brien, head of marketing and loyalty.
“We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our newest aircraft, with incredible onboard comfort, one-of-a-kind design elements and unparalleled entertainment and connectivity.”
JetBlue’s A220 is outfitted with 140 Collins Meridian seats, customised around customer feedback and featuring a number of design elements with comfort and convenience in mind and an expanded width of 18.6in, the widest available for a single aisle aircraft. Arranged in a 2+3 configuration the A220 offers much less constrictive feeling than with contemporary 3+3 layout. The contoured seatback design at knee level creates additional space for every customer. AC, USB-A, and USB-C ports are provided.
The A220 is fitted with Thales AVANT and ViaSat-2 connectivity. With this system, jetBlue will offer all customers expanded and personalised entertainment choices in nearly every region the airline flies. JetBlue is the first airline to receive an A220 with ViaSat connectivity and the only US carrier with free high-speed wi-fi on every plane, providing customers with the ability to connect an unlimited number of devices and stream, surf, or chat during the entire flight, from gate to gate.
The A220 boasts a nearly 30% lower direct operating cost per seat than the current Embraer 190.
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