JetBlue starts Airbus A220 operations

JetBlue Airways Airbus A220 aircraft
Photo: © JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways’ first Airbus A220-300 aircraft has entered service on Monday, April 26th.

The new jet officially started into scheduled operations with a revenue flight from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Tampa International Airport (TPA). JetBlue’s outfits the A220 with 140 seats in a three-class configuration. The aircraft is set to operate between the US Northeast and Florida for the next several weeks.

The first Airbus A220 jet for JetBlue was handed over back in December 2020. The carrier’s second A220 will be delivered in the coming days, according to the airline. Ultimately, the aircraft type will replace the existing regional jet fleet of 60 Embraer E190. Once complete, it will make JetBlue an all-Airbus operator, as the rest of its fleet consists of the A320 family.

In total, the North American airline has 70 aircraft of the type on order after increasing its firm order in 2019. Formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries, JetBlue’s A220s are being assembled at Airbus’ U.S. production facility in Mobile, Alabama.