JetBlue is Largest A320 Operator in the World
“On behalf of JetBlue’s 14,000 crewmembers, I extend our congratulations to our business partner Airbus on today’s exciting announcement,” said Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways President and CEO. “JetBlue is the largest A320 operator in the world, and as an airline focused on serving the Americas, it’s wonderful to welcome production of this aircraft to our own shores. Airbus has always created jobs in America – first with helping to create 14,000 JetBlue crewmember positions, and now with this manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama.”
JetBlue supported yesterday’s announcement with a specially chartered A320 aircraft, flown from the airline’s Orlando focus city to Brookley Field.
JetBlue operates a fleet of 123 Airbus A320 aircraft, configured with 150 seats, offering the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch). JetBlue has 18 A320 aircraft on order through 2017, and 30 A321 aircraft scheduled for delivery starting in 2013.
In addition, last year JetBlue announced a new fleet order of 40 Airbus A320neo aircraft, with deliveries starting in 2018.