JetBlue Considering Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 for Latin America Flights
The expansion would be in addition to their already existing order for 40 A320neos and 30 A321s, and would not come before 2015.
“We are looking at larger aircraft especially out of New York and especially Latin America. There is already plenty of service to Europe and Asia,” said Barger.
The announcement comes just days after the airline announced an expansion project at their JFK hub, called T5i, which will handle international traffic and customs.
Released schematics show that several of the new terminal’s gates, which will be built on the former site of Terminal 6, will be equipped for widebody use.
The move to widebodies would be a significant departure from the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 jets, and may be the start of a significant expansion.