U.S.-based JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first of 13 A321LR aircraft featuring Airbus’ new Airspace interior.
These new A321LRs support JetBlue’s plan to open its highly anticipated transatlantic services, starting with direct flights to London later this year.
In addition to these 13 new A321LRs, the airline also has on order another 57 Airbus aircraft comprising other A321neo variants, which will also feature Airspace cabins.
By bringing Airspace to the Single, Aisle Family, JetBlue’s A321 cabins will be the very first to feature Airbus’ new cabin design-language and cabin features, which are consistent with Airbus’ A330neo and A350 Widebody aircraft.
Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue Airways Corp. said: “At JetBlue we are eagerly looking forward to introducing the Airbus A321 Long Range single-aisle aircraft with Airbus’ Airspace interior for our new transatlantic services.
“These aircraft will allow us to offer our customers attentive, boutique-style service, while also ensuring ample personal space, larger overhead bins, customized lighting and a design that gives the cabin a wide-body feel.”
“We are thrilled to have JetBlue set yet another trend and introduce Airbus’ new Airspace cabin on its long range service,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.
“For sure the outstanding comfort and in-flight transatlantic experience on board these aircraft will be a winner – for JetBlue, its valued passengers and crew alike!”