JetBlue Launches New Service Between New York JFK and London Gatwick Airport
Complementing service between New York-JFK and London Heathrow started last summer, JetBlue today launched their first passenger revenue flight between JFK and London Gatwick. The inaugural flight, an Airbus A321LR, landed this morning at Gatwick at 08:00 local time.
On Thursday (September 30, 2021), JetBlue announced the launch of new service between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), complementing the existing service between JFK and London Heathrow which started last summer. The inaugural passenger revenue flight touched down at Gatwick at 08:00 this morning, local time. JetBlue will operate the JFK-Gatwick service four times per week in October, increasing to daily service from November. The route will be operated with an Airbus A321LR configured with 24 redesigned Mint suites and 114 core seats in the comfortable Airspace cabin interior.
In Thursday’s announcement, JetBlue’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Joanna Geraghty, said,
“With a 500% increase in JetBlue’s U.K. bookings following news of easing U.S. entry requirements for international travelers, 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. JetBlue’s new service at Gatwick – complemented by our recently launched flights at Heathrow – introduces an all-new choice for London travelers 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.”
Also commenting on the new service, London Gatwick Airport’s CEO, Stewart Wingate, said,
“I’m delighted and excited to welcome JetBlue to Gatwick. Travel restrictions between the U.K. and U.S. 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.”
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.