JetBlue Airways announced that it will operate the Airbus A220 two months ahead of schedule. The maiden flight will take off on April 26 between Boston (BOS) and Tampa (TPA), in principle with a daily flight.
According to the schedules provided by the company, Flight 1391 B6 departs Boston at 4:32 PM and arrives in Tampa at 7:56 PM. The return would be B6 392 that departs Tampa at 20:44 and arrives in Boston at 23:43. At the moment, it appears in the reservation system with the Airbus A320, but it will be updated in the following days.
The airline received its first A220 on December 31, 2020, and has since conducted a series of test flights to various cities in the United States. They are for crew conditioning.
Initially, the model’s first flights were planned to begin in June 2021 between Boston (BOS) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL).
JetBlue has an Airbus A220-300 out of 70 orders and is expected to receive another seven in 2021. The aircraft is set to replace the 60 Embraer E190 it owns, and has a 140-seat configuration, divided into 30 in the Space More Space category and 110 seats in the space. Economy class. The seats are from Collins Aerospace.
These aircraft are equipped with 10.1-inch HD + Wi-Fi and live TV and aerial entertainment ports.
The company claims to own M.50% quieter and 25% more fuel efficient than the ERJ 190. The aircraft will play the role of Embraer, but estimates that in the future it will be able to start operations in new markets where there are very large Airbus A320 or Airbus A321 aircraft.