US carrier JetBlue has placed an order for 30 A321s worth $3.6bn at list prices as part of its fleet expansion strategy.
The New York-based airline’s order is comprised of 15 A321ceo aircraft and 15 of the neo variant.
Deliveries of the A321s will begin from 2019 with many expected to be delivered from Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, opened in 2015.
JetBlue has yet to announce which engine option it will select for the aircraft.
“Airbus has been our partner since the beginning, and we are proud that our partnership continues today,” said Robin Hayes, president and CEO, JetBlue.
“The A321 is an incredible aircraft that is delivering results for our business. We intend to deploy many of these aircraft to expand our successful Mint experience and our west coast presence.”