April 30 2021  |  Airline & Terminal News

JetBlue launches A220-300 service

By Rick Lundstrom

The JetBlue A220-300 has 140 seats in a 2-3 configuration

JetBlue’s A220-300 entered scheduled service this week with a flight from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) and is scheduled to operate between the Northeast and Florida for the next several weeks.

JetBlue’s second A220 is on track for delivery in the coming days, with the third expected to arrive next month.

In the cabin, the airline has selected the Meridian seat from Collins Aerospace with number of design elements arranged in a two-by-three configuration.

There are140 seats with an expanded width of 18.6 inches and six rows of Even More Space® seating. The cushion and headrests are made with Ultraleather®. The contoured seatback design at knee creates additional living space for every passenger Custom designed seatback storage with mesh pockets, sized for water bottles and loose items. In-seat power has AC, USB-A, and USB-C ports.

Inflight entertainment options will be supplied with the Thales AVANT IFE and ViaSat-2 connectivity. JetBlue is the first airline to receive an A220 with ViaSat connectivity and only US carrier with free high speed Fly-Fi® on every aircraft. Each seat has a 10.1 inch, 1080P high definition. There are 30 channels of DIRECTV® with DVR-like pause and rewind functionality, full seasons of shows, hundreds of movies, and premium content from HBO & SHOWTIME.

Other features include a picture-in-picture function, enhanced, 3D flight map offering multiple ways to track time to destination. There is also a personal handheld device pairing capabilities for use as a remote or gaming controller.

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