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JetBlue's A220 at the hangar in New York (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

First Look: Inside JetBlue’s New Airbus A220

Last week, JetBlue Airways received its first Airbus A220 aircraft, an impressive feat during the coronavirus pandemic. The new plane is one of 70 on order with Airbus and to replace the airline’s Embraer E190 fleet. According to Philip Stewart, JetBlue’s Manager of Corporate Communications, the airline will receive six more A220s in 2021 and eight in 2022. On Monday, AirlineGeeks got the opportunity to recieve a first look at the A220’s interior and sit down with the company’s director…

JetBlue Receives Its First A220-300 Aircraft

2020 was like no other year for aviation. The industry faced several, daunting obstacles, and COVID-19 forced each airline to revise its policies. Also, the carriers encountered different, detrimental losses and had to reevaluate route networks according to travel demand. However, airlines can pave the pathway for new opportunities and…

JetBlue Outlines 2021 Expansion Plans

JetBlue has on Tuesday announced a large expansion for the first half of 2021, including four new destinations. The growth is part of a large 24 route expansion starting in February 2021, targeting leisure destinations that have seen the most recovery since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new…

JetBlue Announces Refreshed Mint Experience, Is Granted London Slots

JetBlue has announced a major refresh of its JetBlue Mint services as it prepares for a transition into trans-Atlantic travel starting in 2021 with flights to London. These current changes are just the first steps for the airline who are planning a “fully reimagined version of Mint” for one of…

JetBlue Announces Major Traffic Increase in Third Quarter, Finalizes Guyana…

JetBlue Airways has become the latest U.S. airline to announce its third-quarter financial results. The airline reported significant financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel dropoff associated with it.  The New York-based carrier announced a pre-tax loss of $578 million under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This…

JetBlue Adds New Seasonal Winter Routes

While some carriers dig into existing markets for travel demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, many carriers are exploring new routes in attempts to capture whatever demand for travel exists. Across the world, the most aggressive recent expansion has been seen by low- and ultra-low-cost carriers. JetBlue has broken this trend…

JetBlue Announces New A321LR Tail and More Routes

In a time of bad news and a gloomy industry outlook, new announcements have been relatively short to come by. JetBlue has become the latest airline to make a new announcement, this time featuring their newest livery, confirming their newest destination, and announcing expansion plans out of Hartford, Connecticut.  JetBlue's…

JetBlue Eyes Leisure Markets with Latest Network Boost

As airlines continue to slowly recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of demand, many airlines have turned to new routes in an attempt to reach the market of those who are still traveling. With the addition of 24 new routes from the fall of this…

Inside Look: How an Airliner is Returned to Service After…

Aviation is an ever-evolving industry, more so now than ever. Airlines are changing schedules by the day and placing aircraft into storage as the sector has taken an unprecedented tumble due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The jarring slump in air travel demand has left aircraft around the world virtually empty…

U.S. Airline Furloughs: Where We Stand

When SARS-CoV-2, the novel Coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19, first reached the U.S., nobody really knew how the disease, which at the time had not yet been granted pandemic status by the World Health Organization, would impact life in this country. Yet as the disease spread throughout the country throughout…