JetBlue Is Launching Flights to London in 2021
The rumors are true: JetBlue is going to London.
After much speculation that the popular low-cost carrier was eyeing transatlantic routes, reps finally "spilled the tea" on Wednesday and revealed nonstop service from New York City and Boston to London will take flight in 2021.
"London is the largest metro area JetBlue doesn’t yet serve from both Boston and New York," Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue president and COO, said in a statement. "The fares being charged today by airlines on these routes, specifically on the premium end, are enough to make you blush."
The new routes, which will be flown on Airbus A321LR planes with a "reimagined version" of Mint — JetBlue's twist on premium class, with lie-flat seats — are meant to provide more affordable service for both leisure and business travelers, though the focus is likely to be on the latter. The aircraft servicing this route will have "more lie-flat seats than currently offered on the airline’s existing A321 aircraft," according to the statement, and new Mint design elements. Flight price estimates were not specified, but the company promises to offer premium seating at a "fraction" of the cost.
It was not revealed which London airport JetBlue will fly into from New York City's JFK and Boston Logan.
Currently, JetBlue flies to parts of the Caribbean, South America, and Mexico, in addition to its U.S. routes. London will be the first step in the company's planned expansion to Europe.