JetBlue goes XLR and all Airbus


It’s the last business trade day of the 53rd Paris Air Show, so JetBlue have announced that the JFK based carrier has converted 13 of its 72 orders for the A321neo to the A321XLR.

In addition, JetBlue has firmed up a further ten options for the Airbus A220-300, taking its order total to 70, with 50 more options to determine.

In April this year JetBlue announced that it will start flights to Europe in 2021. The A321XLR will allow the airline to open up a wider European route network, reaching further east than the A321LR, of which JetBlue has already ordered 13. It would also allow for European routes from the airline’s Fort Lauderdale operation in Florida.

The Airbus A220-300 is set to replace its Embraer E190 regional fleet, which once hey’re all in place, will make JetBlue an all-Airbus operator.