updated 6/8/2004 3:41:18 PM ET 2004-06-08T19:41:18

JetBlue Airways Corp. said it plans to exercise options to buy 30 Airbus A320 aircraft. The discount carrier did not disclose financial terms when announcing the decision on Tuesday.

The move means JetBlue now has firm orders for 123 A320s and holds options on 50 more.

For now, the Forest Hills, N.Y.-based airline's fleet consists of 60 A320s. It expects to receive nine more this year and delivery of up to 17 a year until 2012.

The A320, a single-aisle aircraft that typically seats 150, is made by Airbus North America Holdings, a subsidiary of Airbus S.A.S. of France.

JetBlue also has ordered 100 Brazilian-built Embraer E190 aircraft and holds options for 100 more.

Deliveries of the Embraer jets, which typically seat 70 to 110 passengers, are scheduled to begin in the middle of 2005.

JetBlue said the additional 30 A320s would help it meet demand.

With the latest option, JetBlue said its total aircraft fleet could be as large as 233 by 2012.

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