JetBlue will become the first airline to introduce Airspace by Airbus on the A320 family, following an agreement unveiled at APEX Expo.
JetBlue customers will experience this newest A320 family cabin aboard JetBlue aircraft starting in late 2020.
Robin Hayes, president, JetBlue, commented: “The Airspace cabin is aligned with our efforts to create an experience as comfortable as your own living room.
“We are looking forward to our continued partnership with Airbus.
“The launch of the new Airspace by Airbus interior will takes JetBlue’s commitment to customer experience to the next level.”
The longstanding partnership between Airbus and JetBlue began in 1999 when JetBlue was launched and took delivery of its first A320.
Two years later the airline placed an order for 48 Airbus planes.
Following years of extraordinary growth, JetBlue now operates a fleet of 176 A320 and A321 aircraft and has another 102 on order from Airbus.
Kiran Rao, chief operating officer, customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said: “We are delighted to be working together with JetBlue on the next generation of cabin experience for the A320 family.
“Airspace offers the kind of features previously reserved for a few long-haul cabins, so bringing that to our best-selling aircraft family is really going to be noticed by airlines and passengers.”
Highlights of the new Airspace cabin in the A320 Family include a unique welcome experience.
In particular, a customisable welcome effect is extended throughout the cabin by a central lighting strip which is visible even with open bin doors during boarding.
The A320 family cabin with Airspace features the industry’s largest overhead bins, whose conformal exterior profile facilitates smooth boarding.
Throughout the cabin passengers will appreciate the increased interior width, the soothing ambience of the latest full-colour LED lighting, and a contemporary lavatory design with new comfort features.