JetBlue took delivery of its first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the next step toward the launch of the carrier’s first-ever transatlantic service between the US and London this summer. Robin Hayes, CEO, said the plane allows JetBlue to become a true global carrier as it offers the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft. He said the plane was “the right size for us and will allow us to effectively compete with our award-winning service and low fares.” JetBlue converted 13 aircraft in an existing A321 order book to the LR version in April 2019 with the ability to convert more. The airline is also the global launch partner for the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, which features backlit ceiling panels that glow with a unique-to-JetBlue pattern, custom LED mood lighting, the largest overhead bins on a single-aisle aircraft, ergonomic sidewalls that create extra personal space at shoulder level, a redesigned welcome area at the front boarding door and refreshed onboard restrooms with antimicrobial surfaces.