35 New Aircraft For JetBlue In A Deal Marking The 10,000th Airbus A320 Family Order
Just days after taking delivery of its very first A321 aircraft, JetBlue Airways has placed a new order for 15 A321ceo and 20 A321neo aircraft.
The order marks the 10,000th order for an Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
JetBlue President and CEO Dave Barger.
“The A321 is the ideal aircraft for our high density markets”.
“In addition, a subfleet of the A321s will power our Mint premium service on the New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco markets.
“It is the right aircraft for JetBlue’s lucrative routes. We eagerly look forward to the Sharklet retrofits and -NEO aircraft to further reduce operating costs.”
JetBlue will be the first airline in the world to take delivery of an aircraft from Airbus’ newest assembly facility, currently under construction in Mobile, Alabama.
The facility will create 1,000 new jobs in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and is part of the strategy to enhance Airbus’ global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States and elsewhere.
Deliveries at the Mobile facility will begin in 2016.
Airbus anticipates the facility will produce between 40 and 50 aircraft per year by 2018.