Airbus A220 News
Jetblue and 'Moxy' confirm A220 orders
- 3 January 2019 -
JetBlue Airways and start-up lowcost carrier code-named 'Moxy', have firmed up earlier announced orders for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft each. Both orders were completed in the last week of December 2018.
JetBlue is already a big operator of Airbus airliners, with 193 A320s and A321ceo aircraft in its fleet. It also has 85 A321neo aircraft on order. The A220s will replace Jetblue's current Embraer E-Jet fleet.
'Moxy' is the new US airline venture led by David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue Airways. Neeleman also founded Azul Brazilian Airlines and is the controlling investor in the revitalising of TAP Air Portugal. Plans for Moxy were unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show in July.
All 120 aircraft will be produced at a new assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the plant, adjacent to the existing A320 assembly facility, will begin later this month. Airbus has now orders for more than 500 A220s. (Image: Airbus)
Apart from the A220, EgyptAir currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft and has 15 A320neo aircraft on order. (Photo: Airbus)