JetBlue expands transatlantic service with launch of Boston to London Gatwick route
JetBlue’s Boston to London Gatwick service
JetBlue has launched services from Boston’s Logan International Airport to London’s Gatwick Airport. The daily nonstop service is part of the airline’s focus city strategy and its long-term transatlantic growth plans. London was the largest nonstop market not currently served by JetBlue from Boston and is among the most requested destinations from the airline’s large Boston customer base.
Last year, JetBlue launched its first-ever transatlantic service from New York-JFK to both Heathrow and Gatwick. The carrier plans to grow its transatlantic presence this year with new service from Boston Logan to London’s Heathrow Airport, launching on 20 September 2022, and an additional Gatwick departure from New York starting 29 October 2022. Between JetBlue’s New York and Boston focus cities, the airline will offer five daily flights between the US and the UK by October.
“Our London service from New York has been an incredible success and we are thrilled to finally bring this highly anticipated service to our Boston customers, a route that has long suffered from high fares by legacy carriers,” said Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue. “As Boston’s largest carrier, adding this nonstop service to Gatwick will only make us more relevant in our New England focus city and introduce JetBlue to a largely unserved market.”
“We are excited to welcome JetBlue’s first transatlantic service from Boston to London Gatwick,” said Lisa Wieland, CEO Massport. “We thank JetBlue for their continued partnership, and we look forward to the additional travel opportunities this will generate for our passengers.”
Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport, commented: “The addition of JetBlue’s Boston route is fantastic news for passengers and businesses across London and the south-east. Boston is not only a wonderful city to visit on holiday – playing a key role in American history – but is renowned as a thriving centre for scientific research, innovation and technology. The wider state of Massachusetts is also a world leader in higher education, with Harvard University one of several top institutions. With Gatwick’s direct train links to Cambridge – also known for its top university and as a hub for tech and bioscience industries – as well as more local businesses, this new connection will provide great opportunities for the whole region and beyond.”