The American airline recently received its first Airbus A220. Jetblue is now showing for the first time what the plane’s 140 seats offer.
On December 9, 2020, the first Jetblue Airbus A220 took off on its maiden flight in Mobile in the American state of Alabama. Less than a month later, on December 31, the American airline accepted the aircraft with the registration number N3008J as the first of 70 A220-300s that had been ordered. And now she presents the inner workings.
Jetblue accommodates up to 140 passengers in 28 rows with a 2-3 configuration in the Airbus A220. The seats are 18.6 inches or the equivalent of 47.2 inches wide – according to the airline, the best value in its own short and medium-haul fleet.
Six rows with Even More Space
There are four rows in the front of the aircraft and two in the middle with seats from the Even More Space category (even more space). It’s a kind of premium economy with faster boarding and extra legroom. Jetblue does not specify how the seat spacing in the A220 is. In general, however, the promise is that the Even-More Space seats offer up to 7 inches or just under 18 centimeters more space.
The screens of the seats have a diagonal of 10.1 inches. Cell phones and tablets can be connected to the entertainment system and thus serve as controllers for games. There is also a wifi offer, but with exceptions and restrictions on certain routes.
First between Boston and Fort Lauderdale
The aircraft has three toilet rooms with a tile design reminiscent of the New York Metro. On the walls at the front and back of the aircraft there are patterns made up of dots and dashes from Morse code. In addition, the Jet Blues A220 has changing ceiling light, so-called mood lighting.
The A220 will fly from spring and will be used on scheduled services from mid-June, initially between Boston and Fort Lauderdale. Jetblue wants to conquer new markets with the model and does not explicitly rule out the possibility of one day flying intercontinental routes with it.
In the picture gallery above you can see the inside of Jetsblue’s Airbus A220.