JetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) wrapped up 2020 with the delivery of its first A220-300 on December 31.

N3008J (msn 55099) was ferried directly from Mobile Downtown to New York JFK on the last day of the year but has yet to enter revenue service, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. The ch-aviation schedules module shows that JetBlue has yet to file schedules for the new type let alone publicly communicate an anticipated service entry date.

In a press release, the carrier underlined that the A220's improved economics and range would allow it to launch routes which would have been unprofitable with other types operated by the airline.

JetBlue has a total of seventy A220-300s on firm order from Airbus Canada. It will use the aircraft to replace its existing fleet of sixty ERJ 190-100ARs, which are 12.2 years old on average. According to the ch-aviation fleets ownership module, half of JetBlue's Embraer fleet is dry-leased from GECAS, while the carrier owns the other half.