JetBlue enhances its transatlantic service with London Gatwick launch
JetBlue’s New York JFK to London Gatwick
JetBlue has expanded its presence in the transatlantic market with the launch of a new, nonstop service between New York JFK and London Gatwick Airport. The service is initially operated four times weekly in October, then daily from November onward. It is well timed for the long-awaited easing of US entry requirements for travellers from the UK and other European destinations.
“With a 500% increase in JetBlue’s UK bookings following news of easing US entry requirements for international travellers, it’s clear there is significant pent up demand for travel between our two countries and that our Gatwick launch is well timed to meet the growing number of customers returning to the skies,” said Joanna Geraghty, President and Chief Operating Officer, JetBlue. “JetBlue’s new service at Gatwick – complemented by our recently launched flights at Heathrow – introduces an all-new choice for London travellers who won’t have to choose between an attractive fare and great service as they reunite with family, friends and colleagues on either side of the Atlantic.”
JetBlue’s arrival at Gatwick follows its August launch to Heathrow, marking the start of the airline’s first-ever transatlantic service. With JetBlue service established at Heathrow, flights at Gatwick now bring the airline’s London service in line with JetBlue’s successful multi-airport approach in New York, Los Angeles, South Florida, and other regions.
“I’m delighted and excited to welcome JetBlue to Gatwick,” said Stewart Wingate, CEO Gatwick. “Travel restrictions between the UK and US start falling away in just days, so fully vaccinated customers can now book this exciting new route with confidence. London to New York is historically the world’s most popular international route and – given JetBlue’s extremely competitive pricing and high-quality service – I expect this new route to be in high demand. Anyone thinking about booking a well-deserved Christmas break or a long overdue business trip to New York should book this new service early to avoid disappointment.”
Flights are operated with JetBlue’s new A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft.
Meanwhile, London service from Boston Logan International Airport remains on track to start in summer 2022.