JetBlue will extend their schedule between New York-JFK and London Heathrow through October 2022, with seats on sale from today. Since launching the route in August 2021, JetBlue has reduced premium fares on the popular route by up to 50 percent.
On Tuesday (December 21, 2021), JetBlue announced that they will extend service on their route between Ne York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR) through October 2022. JetBlue initially launched service on the route in August 2021 with temporary slots made available through pandemic-related service reductions by larger airlines, but has since worked with authorities to continue to shake up the route with much needed competition. Prior to the launch of service last August, customers were limited to expensive flights on the route, especially in the premium travel segment. Since JetBlue launched the route last August, they have reduced premium fares by up to 50 percent. JetBlue’s flights between New York and London are operated with Airbus A321LR aircraft, offering a widebody experience with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft.
In Tuesday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, said,
“The response on both sides of the Atlantic has been overwhelmingly positive, and it’s now widely recognized that losing JetBlue on this route would be a major setback for travelers who enjoy low fares and great service. We are committed to collaborating with regulators as well as the U.S. and U.K. governments to identify a pathway to staying at Heathrow for the long-term. There’s so much more good we can do as we grow this route if we are allowed to stay and compete.”
Also commenting on JetBlue’s London schedule extension, Heathrow Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, John Holland-Kaye, said,
“We’re delighted that JetBlue is extending its schedule at Heathrow through summer next year. JetBlue’s signature service and fuel-efficient aircraft, combined with the value for money Heathrow delivers customers, is the perfect combination to change the way people think about transatlantic travel. More competition and choice between airlines delivers even better value for passengers at Heathrow which is why we will continue to support JetBlue’s long-term future at the U.K.’s hub airport.”
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America and London (Heathrow and Gatwick). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.