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24 MAY 2021


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Article from BTNews 24 MAY 2021

JetBlue finally confirms start date

In what was a surprise announcement last week New York JFK-based JetBlue Airways confirmed that it will fly to both Heathrow (LHR) starting 11 August and Gatwick (LGW) from 29 September.  Boston (BOS) will not begin until summer 2022.

“The pandemic has opened doors to London’s two busiest airports, and we look forward to bringing customers low fares and great service at both Heathrow and Gatwick,” said Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue. “JFK – LHR, the single largest international air travel market from the US, has long suffered from outrageously high fares for far too long, especially in premium cabins. We’re ready to change that with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers. We’ve always said that JetBlue would serve multiple London airports, and we’re pleased to have secured a path at Heathrow and for long-term growth at Gatwick, which offers speed, low costs, and convenient accessibility into Central London.”

Seats on both routes are on sale.  UK-based travellers can enjoy special introductory roundtrip fares starting at £329 for Core and £999 for Mint.  

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Gillian Jones, London

Nothing for BA and the others to worry about. 150 passengers once a day is only a pin prick compared with the numbers that used to fly between JFK & LHR and will hopefully return. Airbus A320 v Boeing 777. The twin aisles have more loos too.

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