JetBlue Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321neo

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JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft, which includes the carrier’s redesigned Mint cabin. 

While the new aircraft will be debuting on the New York-Los Angeles route, it’s likely that it will eventually find its way on longer flights to the Caribbean, particularly out of New York. 

The A321neo has 16 Mint “suites,” along with 144 core seats. 

“We’re delighted to also introduce our fabulous, all-new transatlantic Mint suites to customers on select flights within the U.S.,” said Jayne O’Brien, head of marketing and loyalty, JetBlue. “Our reimagined Mint and award-winning core experience, combined with the superior economics of the A321neo aircraft, will position JetBlue to compete effectively and add relevance to our customers in Mint markets.”

The changes mean that every Mint seat is now its own suite, with everything from 17-inch screens to wireless charging capabilities. 

The plane also includes two Mint “studios” in the first row, each of which comes with a 22-inch tilting screen, an extra side table and even a guest seat that can accommodate an additional Mint customer during flight at cruising altitude. 

“JetBlue continues to leverage the versatility of the A321neo — now featuring JetBlue’s Mint cabin design. The A321neo is ideally suited to the North American market with a winning combination of increased range and lower operating costs thanks to the aircraft’s reduced fuel burn,” said Chris Jones, Senior Vice President – Customers, Airbus Americas. “The passenger friendliness associated with the A321 cabin blend very well with these enhanced operating efficiencies and are ideally suited to meet the demands of trans-continental travel.”

— CJ

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