NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today congratulates Airbus for choosing Mobile, Alabama for its first U.S.-based A320 aircraft family production line.
"On behalf of JetBlue's 14,000 crewmembers, I extend our congratulations to our business partner Airbus on today's exciting announcement," said Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways President and CEO. "JetBlue is the largest A320 operator in the world, and as an airline focused on serving the Americas, it's wonderful to welcome production of this aircraft to our own shores. Airbus has always created jobs in America - first with helping to create 14,000 JetBlue crewmember positions, and now with this manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama."
JetBlue supported today's announcement with a specially chartered A320 aircraft, flown from the airline's Orlando focus city to Brookley Field.JetBlue operates a fleet of 123 Airbus A320 aircraft, configured with 150 seats, offering the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch). JetBlue has 18 A320 aircraft on order through 2017, and 30 A321 aircraft scheduled for delivery starting in 2013. In addition, last year JetBlue announced a new fleet order of 40 Airbus A320neo aircraft, with deliveries starting in 2018. About JetBlue AirwaysJetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 71 cities with 800 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800-538-2583, TTY/TDD +1 800-336-5530, or visit www.jetblue.com. Reservations+1 800 JETBLUE (538 2583) TTY/TDD: +1 800 336-5530 www.jetblue.com SOURCE JetBlue Airways
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