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JetBlue A320 Transition Plan

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Lets hope JetBlue transitions ORH to the Airbus 320 

when the first 30 Embraer 190's are retired.



Here are the details of the transition

JetBlue will begin its fleet transition in 2020, when it will receive five A220-300s. It plans to retire the first of its 30 owned Embraer E190s that same year. JetBlue will receive another four A220s in 2021 and eight in 2022.

The bulk of the fleet transition will be executed in 2023 and 2024, when most of JetBlue's 30 leased E190s will come off lease. Indeed, 41 of the 60 firm A220 deliveries will come in those two years, followed by the last pair of aircraft in 2025.

In conjunction with the A220 order, JetBlue also converted its remaining 25 A320neo orders to the larger A321neo model and smoothed out the delivery schedule over the 2020 to 2024 period. This will allow the carrier to maintain a steady mid-high single-digit capacity growth rate in the coming years.