JetBlue to Launch New Service to Amsterdam Schiphol From New York JFK and Boston
Starting late summer 2023, JetBlue will launch new service between New York-JFK and Amsterdam Schiphol, followed later by service from Boston. Amsterdam becomes the carrier’s third transatlantic destination, following London in 2021, and Paris this June.
On Tuesday (April 11, 2023), JetBlue announced the launch of new service between New York (JFK) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) from late summer 2023, followed later by service from Boston (BOS). Amsterdam will become JetBlue’s third transatlantic destination following the launch of service to London (Heathrow and Gatwick) in 2021, and flights to Paris starting this June. Last week, a Dutch court ruled that the Dutch Government failed to follow the law when it sought to reduce the cap on Schiphol’s annual traffic, giving JetBlue confidence that there will be room to enter the market.
In today’s announcement, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, said,
“This route is long overdue for some competition. For too long the U.S. legacy carriers, backed by their joint ventures with other global airlines that enjoy immunity from antitrust laws, have locked customers in with very expensive fares and mediocre service. Just like we’re doing in London and Paris, we will bring fares down and improve the experience for customers flying between the U.S. and Amsterdam.”
“Our formula of combining a customer-centric experience and everyday low fares isn’t something you find in Europe. We’re confident that customers, Amsterdam airport officials, and the Dutch government will be delighted by JetBlue when they see first-hand the positive impact we can make and we look forward to working together with Dutch officials to ensure long-term success in the market.”
The Amsterdam routes will be operated daily with an Airbus A321LR aircraft featuring 24 redesigned Mint Suite® seats and 114 core seats. Tickets will open for sale in the coming weeks.
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 over 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow and Gatwick), Paris (from June 29, 2023), and Amsterdam (from late summer 2023). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.