JetBlue Airways planes are pictured at the departure gates of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Fred Prouser | Reuters
JetBlue Airways finally makes the leap across the pond.
The New York-based airline is selling tickets for its first service from its home base at John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow from August 11th. Following her debut, she plans to add flights from Kennedy Airport to London Gatwick on September 29th.
It is planned to launch London flights from Boston in the summer of 2022.
JetBlue’s plan for London service has been in the works for more than two years 2 years. Executives have said the transatlantic market is ripe for disruption, especially with lower business class fares than the competition.
A round-trip JetBlue flight from Kennedy Airport to London Heathrow, departing August 12 and returning August 18, costs $ 1,968.45 in the airline’s Mint cabin and $ 618 for the non-refundable basic economy fare. On Delta AirlinesThe cheapest and most restrictive bus fare was listed on the same dates as a round trip for $ 1,007 and in the top of the range Delta One cabin for $ 2,631. United Airlines Fares to Heathrow from its Newark, New Jersey hub started at $ 845 and $ 2.573 for the Polaris Business Class cabin.
JetBlue unveiled its in February redesigned mint business class cabin These include suites with sliding doors for flights to London as well as some other long haul flights.
Last month, the airline received its first long-haul Airbus A321LR, which will be used for the flights.