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JetBlue sees delays to A321neos, pushes out A220 deliveries

January 24, 2019 / GHIM-LAY YEO

JetBlue Airways expects delays to the delivery of up to seven Airbus A321neos this year and says it has postponed deliveries of its first A220-300s to allow more time for the airline to choose suppliers of the aircraft's interiors. The New York-based airline now expects to take six A321neos "minimum" in 2019, down from 13 deliveries previously, says chief financial officer Steve Priest in an earnings call today. We've been officially notified by Airbus of widely-known delays in neo deliveries," says Priest.JetBlue continues to expect that its first A321neo will enter service in mid-year, an airline spokesperson tells Flightglobal. The airline has orders for 85 A321neos.