JetBlue has announced a major cabin enhancement for their entire A320 fleet, which will include new seats with new touch screen TV’s with tons more entertainment options and more.
On its fleet of 130 A320 aircraft, JetBlue will become the first domestic airline to launch an inflight entertainment system that connects the much-loved seatback television to the aircraft’s Wi-Fi Internet connection for customer use.
The new streaming television inflight entertainment system from Thales – STV+ – is built on the Google Android platform, opening unlimited possibilities for custom app and widget development, live content streaming, audio-and-video-on-demand, and personal device pairing to offer more entertainment options than ever in collaboration with JetBlue’s industry-leading content partners.
In addition to streaming content, JetBlue will expand the number of DirecTV® television channels offered from 36 to more than 100, and will have the capability to offer a library of over 300 on-demand Hollywood films and other content stored locally on the aircraft.
The A320 cabin will closely follow JetBlue’s A321 cabin design, introduced in 2014. The cabin’s design and features have quickly earned accolades from customers who walk onto the aircraft surprised to see the new JetBlue look. Key features include:
The most legroom in coach* and the widest seat available for a narrow body aircraft so that customers enjoy great personal space while traveling.
Sleek ergonomic B/E Aerospace Pinnacle® seats, great for long-haul or short-haul travel, which offer better comfort though its patented comfort suspension system.
Moveable headrests that slide up, down and wrap around.
LED cabin lighting and a modern interior color palette that makes the cabin experience more stylish and more comfortable.
In addition, JetBlue plans to launch new service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which will begin Thursday, May 12, 2016 as well as between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and San Diego International Airport (SAN), which will begin Thursday, June 16, 2016. Both routes will operate year-round.
With so much competition these days, airlines have to constantly be upping their game, and JetBlue realized that their old A320’s were in need of a major re-haul.