JetBlue has begun service with the EMBRAER 190 aircraft, a
100-seat jet and the newest aircraft in the aviation industry.Service
began with JetBlue
flight 1001, departing Boston’s Logan
International Airport for New York’s John F. Kennedy International
Airport, one of eight daily trips. JetBlue’s first EMBRAER 190 flight
departed Boston with every seat filled.
“JetBlue is pioneering another innovation in the airline industry today
with the launch of EMBRAER 190 service,” said JetBlue CEO David
Neeleman. “This jet offers customers an unrivaled experience, from its
roomy, all-leather seats to bigger television screens, to 100 channels
of XM Satellite Radio. And because it’s the most efficient 100-seat
aircraft in the skies today, JetBlue is able to keep fares low.”
To celebrate this special day, JetBlue randomly rewarded 190 people on
the streets of Manhattan who were wearing blue. Each lucky person
received a free ticket to be used on a future flight between New York’s
JFK International Airport and Boston’s Logan Airport.
JetBlue plans to accept seven EMBRAER 190s in 2005 and 19 aircraft in
2006. The airline has a total of 101 EMBRAER 190s on firm order, with
options for 100 more through 2016. The aircraft will be deployed in new
service to Austin, TX and Richmond, VA starting January 19 and March
31, 2006, respectively.