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JetBlue has revealed which two UK airports it will begin flying to late this summer as the airline revealed details about its much-anticipated new transatlantic route.
According to Travel Weekly, JetBlue will start flying from New York’s JFK airport to London Heathrow beginning August 11. The London Gatwick from JFK route will begin on September 29.
“JFK-LHR, the single largest international air travel market from the U.S., has long suffered from outrageously high fares for far too long, especially in premium cabins,” JetBlue’s CEO Robin Hayes said in a statement. “We’re ready to change that with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers.”
“We continue to work with the slot coordinators and the U.S. and U.K. governments to identify long-term pathways to continue serving Heathrow, as we believe the public benefit from true competition into this market will be extremely meaningful,” Hayes added.
Travel Weekly reports JetBlue’s UK flights will take place in the new, narrow-body Airbus A321LR’s featuring 117 economy-class seats (with introductory prices starting at $599 roundtrip) and 24 Mint suites (with prices for the business-class seats starting at $1,979 roundtrip).
JetBlue has teamed up with Dig to offer passengers farm-to-tray-table, vegetable-forward menus and travelers 21 and up can enjoy free beer, wine, and liquor on all flights to and from London. Not only will passengers have access to free snacks if they feel peckish in between meals, but JetBlue will also offer free unlimited high-speed wi-fi on all transatlantic flights, together with a myriad of free on-demand movies and television shows courtesy of individual in-seat television screens.