Jetblue has launched its newest A320 cabin interiors, featuring the Collins Meridian seat which it says offers “the widest seats available for this aircraft”.
The new product offers 18 inches of seat width, as well as new adjustable headrests, redesigned seatback stowage, and “at least two easy-to-reach power connections at every seat”, including USB ports.
The seats also feature the Thales Avant inflight entertainment system, with 10.1-inch HD screens, over 100 channels of live TV, and enhanced 3D flight maps.
The coverage of Jetblue’s inflight wifi has also been expanded to include the Caribbean and Latin America.
Around a third of Jetblue’s A320 aircraft will be fitted with the new cabins this year.
The carrier has been in the process of updating its A320 interiors for the first time since 2000, when it launched live inflight TV and all-leather seats.
Commenting on the news Marty St. George, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Jetblue, said:
“Jetblue rocked the airline industry in 2000 with seatback television and all leather seats. In our first makeover since, this incredible new onboard experience represents what the founders would have done if they were launching Jetblue today.
“The new experience brings together technology, entertainment, and comfort with the great service Jetblue customers love so much.”
The revamp of the airline’s A320 and A321 aircraft is also seeing the number of economy seats increase from 150 to 162, with a new restroom and galley configuration.
Earlier this month there was speculation that Jetblue is planning to launch flights to Europe using new A321LR aircraft, although these have yet to be confirmed.