(03 May 2021) JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of the first of thirteen A321LR aircraft featuring Airbus’ new Airspace interior.
The new A321LRs will support JetBlue’s plan to launch transatlantic services, starting with direct flights to London later this year.
In addition to the 13 new A321LRs, the airline also has on order another 57 Airbus aircraft comprising other A321neo variants – which will also feature Airspace cabins.
Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue Airways Corp. said, “At JetBlue we are eagerly looking forward to introducing the Airbus A321 Long Range single-aisle aircraft with Airbus’ Airspace interior for our new transatlantic services. These aircraft will allow us to offer our customers attentive, boutique-style service, while also ensuring ample personal space, larger overhead bins, customized lighting and a design that gives the cabin a wide-body feel.”
The Airspace cabin features: customisable hero lighting; new slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level; better views through the windows with their redesigned bezels and completely integrated window shades; the latest full LED lighting technologies; the largest overhead bin in class; and new lavatories with hygienic touchless features and antimicrobial surfaces.
JetBlue’s A321LR feature 24 full-flat adaptive-mattress seats in the airline’s Mint premium-class private suites, 114 economy class seats with a width of 18.4 inches and a contoured back for extra knee space.
Most of the economy class seats will offer a full 32-inch pitch, while four rows will be optimised for “Even More Space” seating – offering around an additional five inches for the most legroom in any transatlantic economy class seat.
Seats feature easy-to-reach in-seat power, featuring AC and USB-C ports to keep hand-held devices fully charged.
JetBlue’s passengers in these A321LRs will also be able to stay connected throughout the flight with the airline’s unlimited, free high-speed Wi-Fi.
They will also have access to a curated selection of live TV channels focused on news and sports, and an extensive library of seatback entertainment – allowing for a ‘multiple screen’ experience onboard.
“We are thrilled to have JetBlue set yet another trend and introduce Airbus’ new Airspace cabin on its long range service,“ said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “For sure the outstanding comfort and in-flight transatlantic experience on board these aircraft will be a winner – for JetBlue, its valued passengers and crew alike!”
The A321LR has a range of up to 4,000nm (7,400km).