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With JetBlue's First Airbus A321neo Delivery Nearing, Airline Announces First New Route Made Possible by Aircraft's Extended Range and Increased Fuel-Efficiency


First JetBlue A321neo Set to Arrive Soon Featuring 20% Increase in
Fuel Efficiency

New Route between New York-JFK and South America Advances
International Presence and Further Grows Network Relevance in Northeast
Focus City

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced that delivery of the airline's
first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft is set for this spring
with entry into service this summer. The A321neo will make it possible
for JetBlue to operate a new, nonstop route between New York's John F.
Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guayaquil, Ecuador's José
Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). (a)

The new nonstop flight between the Northeast and South America will be
made possible by the A321neo's extended range and fuel efficiency.
JetBlue's growth in its existing Ecuador market advances the airline's
leadership position in Latin America and the Caribbean where it serves
nearly 40 destinations.

"The introduction of the A321neo to our fleet opens up a world of new
possibilities as we think about the future of our growing network,
building out our focus cities, and offering new and unique nonstop
routes to our customers," said Andrea Lusso, director route planning,
JetBlue. "At the same time we are ensuring we deliver the best the best
travel experience to customers and meet our long-term financial targets
as we grow into the future."

New Flying Opportunities with Comfort and Connectivity

The A321neo – the newest aircraft type to join JetBlue's growing fleet
of more than 250 aircraft – boasts a 20% increase in fuel efficiency
which results in an extended range of some 500 nautical miles. The
extended flying capabilities of the A321neo opens up a host of new
markets which JetBlue's existing fleet could not serve with nonstop
flights. Additionally, each JetBlue Airbus A321neo will be powered by
two Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, which produce a smaller noise footprint
and lower operating costs when compared with today's engines.

Inside the aircraft, JetBlue's award-winning comfort and connectivity
will be the focus of the onboard customer experience. The A321neo will
feature the Collins Meridian seat -- which is the widest seat available
for the single aisle Airbus family of aircraft – with enhanced cushion
comfort, adjustable headrests, power connections at every seat and the
most legroom in coach (b). Inflight entertainment will be powered by
Thales AVANT and ViaSat-2 connectivity. With this system – featuring
10.1 inch, 1080P high definition screens, more than 100 channels of live
television with DVR-like pause and rewind functionality,
picture-in-picture function and more – JetBlue will offer customers
expanded entertainment choices in nearly every region the airline flies
(c). JetBlue is the only major U.S. airline with seatback entertainment
screens at every seat on every aircraft.

Expanding Service in Ecuador

JetBlue will launch new service between New York-JFK and Guayaquil
starting December 5, 2019, pending government approval. Flights will
operate daily and the new route will become the longest in the JetBlue
network, stretching beyond today's longest route by more than 200
nautical miles. Today, the existing New York-Guayaquil market suffers
from high fares and limited connecting flight choices. JetBlue aims to
bring affordable fares to the market while also offering the only
nonstop service by a major U.S. airline between the two cities. JetBlue
will announce details of when seats will go on sale soon.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Guayaquil (GYE)
December 5, 2019

JFK - GYE Flight #1769     GYE - JFK Flight #1770
2:00 p.m. – 9:04 p.m.     10:55 p.m. – 5:13 a.m. (+1)

Home to more than two million people, Guayaquil is buzzing with colorful
cityscapes, outdoor gardens and zoos. The city is also a convenient
gateway to the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. With quick and
easy flight access from Guayaquil, travelers can get up close and
personal with wildlife while surrounded by unique landscapes unlike
anywhere else in the world.

"On behalf of the Government of Ecuador, and through the Ministry of
Transportation and Public Works, we are dedicating efforts to improve
the connectivity of our country," said Aurelio Hidalgo, Minister of
Transport and Public Works, Ecuador. "JetBlue's official announcement of
its new direct route between New York and Guayaquil by the end of 2019,
is the result of this work. We are pleased to receive them, and we wish
them success, which will undoubtedly be our success."

JetBlue has already seen success in Ecuador. The airline first launched
daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Quito in 2016 and will add a
second daily seasonal flight on the route this summer. Existing service
between Fort Lauderdale and Guayaquil launched February 2019.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier
in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 42 million customers a year to
100+ cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
more than 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit

(a) Subject to receipt of government operating authority.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(c) Fly-Fi and live television are available on all JetBlue-operated
flights. On ViaSat-2 equipped aircraft, Fly-Fi will not be available
on portions of some routes, and live television will not be
available while operating outside of the contiguous U.S., or until
the aircraft returns to the coverage area. On all other aircraft
Fly-Fi and live television will not be available while operating
outside of the contiguous U.S., or until the aircraft returns to the
coverage area.

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