JetBlue Shows Off New Tail Design on its First A220

JetBlue’s newest plane boasts its newest tail décor

Hopping from island to island or city to city? Whichever, JetBlue hopes you’ll select it as your air carrier.

The first of its new fleet of A220 aircraft rolled out of the paint shed in Mobile Monday, revealing the new “hops” design created for the fleet of A220s it has on order.

“’Hops’ represents an evolution in the JetBlue design experience with a slightly more multi-dimensional look than previous tailfins,” the company said in announcing the new look. “The playful pattern, created by JetBlue’s in-house designers, echoes a sense of continuation and offers a nod to the idea of connecting many short trips together as part of a larger journey, commonly referred to in travel as a hopping — whether city to city or island to island.”

JetBlue has ordered 70 of the A220 aircraft, with plans to phase them in to replace its fleet of Embraer planes. The first A220 is slated for delivery later this year.

The A220 is designed for more comfortable seating, bigger windows and roomy overhead bins — all features that JetBlue is promoting as part of its attention to the passengers’ onboard experience. The New York-based airline also boasts of great service and fast, free broadband internet on board.

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