Tuesday, February 19, 2008

JetBlue Airways Announces Spacious, Bright and More Comfortable Redesign of A320 Cabins

(PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Low-fare, high-value JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announces it has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft to boast a newly redesigned cabin, offering customers improved seat comfort and more personal space. All of the low-cost carrier's scheduled A320 future deliveries, a total of 88 aircraft, will feature these new cabin enhancements.

Onboard experience improvements include: lightweight, all-leather RECARO seats, offering more comfy cushions and increased personal space created by thinner seat profiles; new sculptured sidewall paneling, adding inches to the cabin's width and allowing more shoulder room for customers seated at the window; 10 percent more overhead bin space; and LED cabin lighting, creating a cool white tone that produces an open and more spacious ambiance.

"JetBlue took a purposeful approach to the redesign of our aircraft's interior to create a crisp, clean and more comfortable travel experience for our customers," said Michael Blancero, A320 Fleet Manager of JetBlue Airways. "These subtle changes to our seats and cabin paneling, as well as the addition of cool white lighting, create a roomier environment. Whether our customers choose to watch TV or a movie, listen to XM Satellite radio, enjoy a good book, or take a nap in our roomy leather seats with the most legroom of any airline, our new interior will deliver the JetBlue Experience our customers have come to expect of us -- only better."

In addition to improving the customer experience, the aesthetic redesign is also a lightweight solution for JetBlue, trimming 1,050 pounds per aircraft, making the aircraft lighter, which consumes less fuel per journey. The airline estimates an annual savings of $52,000 per new delivery.
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