JetBlue has just announced that in 2021, it will begin offering multiple daily flights to London from New York and Boston. These will be the first transatlantic flights provided by the carrier. JetBlue has not announced at this time which airports it will serve in London.
The airline intends to use the Airbus A321LR jets for these flights, complete with a reimagined Mint product ideal for providing superior comfort and service for Mint passengers on these transatlantic flights.
JetBlue is already known for having the most legroom in coach cabin and for having a superior Business Class service in Mint, along with free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband, television sets at each seat and complimentary snacks and drinks in all cabins and flights. Providing all these amenities for a transatlantic flight may give the carrier a significant advantage over the current carriers offering flights to London from New York and Boston.
JetBlue has stated that the services currently being offered to London are overpriced and under-serviced. Both reasons make London the perfect location for the carrier to start its transatlantic services.
The airline has stated it will convert 13 of the Airbus 321 jets in its existing order book over to Long Range (LR) planes to accommodate its new routes to London. JetBlue may have more planes converted in the future, too.
Currently, JetBlue flies to 13 international destinations. JetBlue is one of the leading carriers to operate in the Caribbean and has recently begun flying into areas of South America. The expansion into Europe is the next logical step for this airline.