JetBlue Launches New Service Between Boston and London Gatwick
JetBlue has today launched new service between Boston Logan and London Gatwick. The new daily nonstop service follows the carrier’s previous start of transatlantic service from New York-JFK to both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
On Thursday (August 4, 2022), JetBlue announced the launch of their new highly-anticipated service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW). The new daily service complements the carrier’s previous start of transatlantic service from New York-JFK to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports. JetBlue also plans on introducing new service between Boston and London Heathrow from October 29, 2022. By October, the carrier plans on offering five daily flights between the U.S. East Coast and the UK.
In Thursday’s announcment, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, said,
“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. 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.”
Also commenting on the new service, Massport’s CEO, Lisa Wieland, said,
“We are excited to welcome JetBlue’s first transatlantic service from Boston to London Gatwick. We thank JetBlue for their continued partnership, and we look forward to the additional travel opportunities this will generate for our passengers.”
VisitBritain’s Senior Vice President for the Americas, Paul Gauger, added,
“We are delighted to welcome the launch of JetBlue’s new service between Boston and London. Demand for travel to the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels, and the additional connectivity from Boston, a vital US market, will make it even easier for Americans looking to book their next trip over. As we head into the beautiful Autumn season, whether visitors are returning or discovering the UK for the first time, now is the perfect time to explore another side of Britain, filled with buzzing cities, exciting outdoor adventures, and iconic landmarks with a modern twist.
Also commenting on the new service, London Gatwick Airport's Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Pollard, said,
“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 center 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.”
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 more than 110 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America and the United Kingdom (London Heathrow and Gatwick). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.
Source: JetBlue / Businesswire