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JetBlue: New Airbus A220s to offer more seats, bigger bins on Embraer routes

Asheville Citizen-Times
JetBlue: New Airbus A220s to offer more seats, bigger bins on Embraer routes

JetBlue Airways will use 60 new Airbus A220 aircraft to replace its existing Embraer 190 planes with more seats aboard planes with larger overhead bins and windows, executives said Wednesday. “We are absolutely thrilled with the A220, believing that it balances the needs of all of our stakeholders,” President Joanna Geraghty told investors and reporters during a conference call. Marty St. George, JetBlue’s executive vice president for commercial and planning, said A220s are versatile enough with a 3,300 nautical-mile range to use on short and medium-length flights, and – possibly – for transcontinental service.  JetBlue will begin taking delivery of the jets in 2020.  Because A220s are more efficient,