JetBlue’s transatlantic service takes off with permanent slots at Heathrow, the addition of flights at Gatwick and even more speed at UK airports

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced a series of new milestones related to its growing low-cost service to London, which advances the airline’s transatlantic growth and offers even more attractive fares and service. awarded to some of the busiest and busiest. competitive travel corridors around the world. The airline has secured permanent slots at Heathrow, adds a new departure from Gatwick on departure from New York and improves the airport experience for customers in the UK.

“The US-UK air corridor is one of the busiest in the world and to compete effectively JetBlue is adding more flights across the North Atlantic, growing from just one daily flight last summer to five this fall,” said said Robin Hayes, Managing Director. , Jet Blue. “And with permanent slots at Heathrow – the busiest slots in the world – we are now able to provide long-term service at one of the busiest airports in the world. This is an incredible opportunity for a carrier like JetBlue, because we introduce transatlantic travelers to our great rates and award-winning service.

Securing locations

JetBlue has been awarded permanent slots at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for flights from October 29, 2022, securing the airline’s long-term future at the iconic global hub. The permanent slots allow JetBlue to maintain its presence and visibility at the UK’s busiest airport while continuing to grow its transatlantic traveler base. JetBlue appreciates the support of U.S. Department of Transportation and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), as well as the support provided by the Departments of Commerce and State and our new Ambassador and the entire team at United States Embassy in London.

JetBlue operates from Heathrow’s newest terminal, Terminal 2, which offers travelers a modern airport experience with access to dozens of shops and restaurants. Heathrow travelers benefit from a variety of convenient ground transport options, including the Heathrow Express and the London Underground, which offer train connections to central London.

Daily timetables between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR)

As of October 29, 2022 (Eastbound) and October 30, 2022 (Westbound)

JFK – LHR Flight #007 LHR – JFK Flight No. 20
9:05 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. (+1) 10:45 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Growing up at Gatwick

JetBlue also announced today the expansion of its industry-leading transatlantic service with a third daily flight between New York and London. Starting October 29, 2022, JetBlue will operate a second daily flight between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW). The new frequency will complement an existing daily flight between New York and Gatwick, as well as JetBlue’s daily service between New York and Heathrow. Seats on all new Gatwick flights go on sale later today.

Gatwick is the second busiest UK airport and JetBlue operates from the North Terminal, which has a range of passenger facilities including a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Travelers to Gatwick enjoy a choice of convenient transport options, including direct rail links to the City of London via Thameslink and to Brighton and other south-east coastal communities via Southern Railway.

Daily timetables between New York (JFK) and London Gatwick (LGW)

As of October 29, 2022 (Eastbound) and October 30, 2022 (Westbound)

JFK – LGW Flight #43

LGW – JFK Flight No. 44

7:47 p.m. – 8:16 a.m. (+1)

12:00 p.m. – 3:04 p.m.

JFK – LGW Flight #3

LGW – JFK Flight #4

9:59 p.m. – 10:22 a.m. (+1)

2:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

New (to) England

JetBlue’s transatlantic expansion to New York comes as the airline prepares to launch an all-new service from London to its flagship city of Boston this summer. Service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Gatwick will launch on August 4, 2022 and service between Boston and London Heathrow will launch on September 20, 2022.

Daily timetables between Boston (BOS) and London Gatwick (LGW)

Effective August 4, 2022 (Eastbound) and August 5, 2022 (Westbound)

BOS – LGW Flight #2104

LGW – BOS Flight No. 1926

6:37 p.m. – 6:35 a.m. (+1)

12:15 p.m. – 3:02 p.m.

Daily timetables between Boston (BOS) and London Heathrow (LHR)

Effective September 20, 2022 (Eastbound) and September 21, 2022 (Westbound)

BOS – LHR Flight #1620

LHR – BOS Flight #1621

6:45 p.m. – 6:30 a.m. (+1)

8:25 a.m. – 11:21 a.m.

Between JetBlue’s target cities of New York and Boston, the airline will offer five daily flights between the United States and the United Kingdom. JetBlue is the only US carrier to serve both Gatwick and Heathrow, giving customers on both sides of the Atlantic more choice and convenience. JetBlue’s multi-airport approach to London, with diversified flights at the UK’s two busiest airports, has already enabled the airline to develop a significant customer base of loyal transatlantic travellers.

Faster Security

JetBlue also today announced enhanced airport experiences at both Gatwick and Heathrow with new expedited security screening now available to select JetBlue customers. The airline’s Even More Speed ​​option is now automatically included for Mint® customers, Mosaic customers and Mosaic companions traveling on the same reservation, customers who have purchased a Blue Extra fare, and for customers who have purchased a Even More® Space seat. To take advantage of this new benefit, Heathrow customers must follow the “Fast Track” signs. At Gatwick, customers should follow the ‘Premium Security’ signs.

An excellent experience

JetBlue flights between the United States and London are operated using the Airbus A321LR aircraft with 24 Mint suites, 114 main seats and the elegant and spacious interior of the Airspace cabin. The A321LR platform – offering the range of a widebody but with the economy of a single-aisle jet – allows JetBlue to effectively compete with the airline’s award-winning service and attractive fares on interstate flights States and London.

JetBlue offers the most legroom on the coach (a), Live TV and on-demand entertainment on every seatback, Free and Fast Fly-Fi Broadband Internet Access (b), free snacks and soft drinks and great customer service. JetBlue’s entry into the transatlantic introduced a new era of customer-focused low-cost travel for leisure and business travelers.

Center and Mint customers can stay connected throughout the flight, with JetBlue being the only airline to offer free, unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi on flights between the US and UK. Additionally, guests have access to a curated selection of live TV. channels – focusing on news and sports – and an extensive in-seat entertainment library, allowing customers to enjoy a multi-screen experience on board – just like they do at home.

To take a guided tour of the JetBlue A321LR, view onboard menus, book a JetBlue Vacations package to London and more, visit: jetblue.com/flying-with-us/london.

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue flies customers to more than 110 cities across the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information and the best rates, visit jetblue.com.

(a) Based on baseline seat spacing for transatlantic aircraft.

(b) Fly-Fi® and live TV are available on all JetBlue operated flights. Availability and coverage area may vary by aircraft. Details on Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment: https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us.

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