NEW YORK - JetBlue has officially entered the transatlantic market with new, nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), AviationPros reports. Continue reading original article.
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August 19, 2021 -The first customer-carrying JetBlue flight between the U.S. and the UK touched down at Heathrow just before 10 a.m., local time. This marks the first time JetBlue has served a destination beyond the 100-plus cities it flies to throughout the Americas. With new service in the United Kingdom, JetBlue now operates in 26 countries.
“For the first time in JetBlue’s 21-year history, we are crossing the North Atlantic and competing in one of the busiest travel markets in the world, well-positioned to introduce our award-winning service and low fares to a new global audience that is ready for a fresh choice in transatlantic flying,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “With JetBlue now connecting New York and London, travelers finally have the ability to enjoy low fares while also experiencing superior service. As the UK opens to travelers coming from America, our flights are well-timed to meet the pent up demand for travel between our two countries. We look forward to welcoming UK travelers to the U.S. soon and launching service between Boston and London next year.”
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor