June 21, 2011

JetBlue Gets Greener and Leaner (but not meaner): A321s, A320neos To Join Our Fleet!

Today at the Paris Air Show we made a major fleet announcement that included a new order for 40 A320neo aircraft and the conversion of 30 A320 orders to larger A321 jets. The new aircraft will help us continue to grow in New York and Boston, where we’re the largest carrier out of JFK and BOS, and in the Caribbean and Latin America.

While we know investors and aviation geeks LOVE this kind of news, why should everyone else care? The A321 has higher capacity and is more fuel efficient so that means you’ll be able to get your whole family on board to that vacation destination while we’re able to pass our fuel cost savings on to the customer. Plus, it means brand new planes. And who doesn’t love the smell of new plane?

In addition to our A320 fleet adjustments, we’ll optimize our Embraer 190 fleet to approximately 75 aircraft. In addition to restructuring our Airbus fleet, we’ve placed an incremental order of 40 A320neo (new engine option) aircraft for delivery after our current A320 family order. We’ve not yet selected an engine provider for this order. Fuel savings associated with the A320neo is forecast to be approximately 15 percent.

Did you know… JetBlue operates the most fuel-efficient fleet in the world, and with these actions will further enhance fuel efficiency:

  • A320 family deliveries after 2013 will come with winglets, improving fuel efficiency
  • Current A320 aircraft will be retrofit with winglets

Press release
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Learn more about winglets

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22 Comments on “JetBlue Gets Greener and Leaner (but not meaner): A321s, A320neos To Join Our Fleet!”

  • Posted by Evan on June 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

    This is great! Now let’s see some JFK-Daytona Beach service!

  • Posted by Linda on June 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

    My friends and I travel to Las Vegas 3x ayear,from Newark NJ, when will jet blue have non-stop flights from newark to Vegas….Thanks

  • Posted by Ted on June 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    How about service from SWF-BOS so we can connect our customers to the rest of the system.

  • Posted by Chuck on June 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    So does this mean you will be able to fly to Hawaii from the west coast?

  • Posted by Walter on June 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    looking for jet blue to Myrtle Beach SC

  • Posted by khalil on June 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    now i can see more flights leaving from jacksonville,fl. Jetblue is the best airline ever!!!

  • Posted by CMP on June 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    we need MCO STI………. lets goo jetblue knock Spirit on the FLL STI route with the MCO route!!!!!!! also will hurt america! out of MIA

  • Posted by Tom Quinn on June 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I do like Jet Blue…..but you disappoint me in the way that you don’t support the American Aviation Industry…like Boeing. I think it is wrong how you support government subsidized companies in the EC and Brazil…and brag about it via Twitter. I can’t be the only one that feels this way….

  • Posted by Ron S. on June 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    When is Jet Blue going to Come to Philadelphia? This would be a profitable market for you. I know so many people who fly Jet Blue who are begging for you to fly in and out of PHL

  • Posted by KF on June 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    How about service to/from Cincinnati?

  • Posted by AN on July 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Should Fly to Albany, New York

  • Posted by chrissy on August 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    please come to Philadelphia or Atlantic City

  • Posted by Darlene V. Cooper on August 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Would love to fly Jetblue to Myrtle Beach, SC. Now I have to take one of those other cramped airlnes! Bring the Blue to Myrtle Beach!

  • Posted by AjN on August 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    great now need to fly to albany ny!

  • Posted by BHan on January 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    JET BLUE Come to Philadelphia & service the Caribbean (esp. St Martin). Give US Air a run for their money.

  • Posted by Susana F on January 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Love to fly JETBLUE to Florida, now we need you to fly JFK to DAYTONA BEACH FL…. Please!!!!! ORLANDO IS too big and too crowded and long islanders love to fly to DAYTONA. OR how about Mac Carthur Islip, NY to DAYTONA…….

  • Posted by MW on February 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Jet Blue, Please start serving the Boston – Philadelphia route, there is a lot of business to be had. Many weekly commuters have been stranded after Southwest stopped flying this route.

  • Posted by irene on March 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Now that Direct Air is going down, it would be a perfect time for JetBlue to service the Myrle Beach area

  • Posted by Kathy on March 21, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Hartford to Myrtle? Is it ever going to happen? Currently no airline out of Hartford has a non stop flight to Myrtle. You’d have a heavy following if JetBlue did:)

  • Posted by Janissa S on April 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

    When will delivery of the very FIRST Jetblue A 321 be ?????

  • Posted by Nick Marconi on June 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    How about service to Worcester, MA from NY, Orlando, and Sarasota!

  • Posted by Desi on October 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    One of the biggest ..
    injustices is that JetBlue does not service Philadelphia.

    Hopefully someday.

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