JetBlue Secures Permanent London Heathrow Slots, Adds Third Daily Flight to Gatwick
JetBlue has received permanent slots at London Heathrow for flights from October 29, 2022. The carrier will also add a second daily service from New York-JFK to London Gatwick, expanding their service between New York and London to three daily flights.
On Monday (June 20, 2022), JetBlue announced that they have received permanent slots at London Heathrow (LHR) for flights from October 29, 2022, allowing the carrier to retain their presence at the UK’s busiest airport, while continuing to grow their base of transatlantic travelers. JetBlue will also add a second daily flight between New York-JFK and London Gatwick (LGW), complementing an existing daily flight to Gatwick and once-daily service to Heathrow, for a total of three daily flights between New York and London. The carrier operates from London Heathrow’s Terminal 2, the airport’s newest terminal, and from the North Terminal at London Gatwick, the UK’s second busiest airport. Guests traveling to Gatwick will benefit from a choice of convenient transport options with direct links to the City of London via Thameslink, and to Brighton and other South East Coastal communities via Southern Railway.
In Monday’s announcment, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, said,
“The U.S. - U.K. air corridor is among the busiest in the world and to effectively compete JetBlue is adding more flights across the North Atlantic, growing from just one daily flight last summer to five by this fall. And with permanent slots at Heathrow – the highest in-demand slots globally – we’re now positioned to provide long-term service at one of the busiest airports in the world. This is an incredible opportunity for a carrier like JetBlue as we introduce transatlantic travelers to our great fares and award-winning service.”
Additionally, JetBlue announced that they have enhanced the airport experiences at Heathrow and Gatwick with expected security screening for select customers. The carrier’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 an Even More® Space seat. To take advantage of the new benefit, Heathrow customers should follow ‘Fast Track’ signs, while Gatwick travelers should follow ‘Premium Security’ signs.
JetBlue’s flights between the U.S. (New York and Boston) and London are operated with Airbus A321LR aircraft featuring 24 Mint suites and 114 core seats, as well as the spacious and comfortable Airspace cabin interior. Service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Gatwick will start on August 4th, while flights between Boston and London Heathrow launches on September 20, 2022. In total, from September 2022 JetBlue will offer five daily flights between the U.S. and London.
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.