February 24, 2024

JetBlue puts London-JFK flights on sale but postpones Boston launch

JetBlue will launch non-stop daily flights between Heathrow and New York JFK in August and a Gatwick-JFK service in September.

But the launch of flights between London and Boston has been pushed back to summer 2022 and JetBlue has not yet confirmed if this will be from Heathrow or Gatwick.

The date of August 11 has been set for it first JFK-Heathrow service, departing JFK at 10.10pm and arriving into Terminal 2 at 10.10am the following day. The return flight leaves at 6.10pm and arrives back at JFK at 9.43pm.

Gatwick services will start on September 29, departing JFK at 7.50pm and arriving at North Terminal at 7.55am the following day. The return leg leaves Gatwick at midday and arrives back at JFK at 3.33pm.

Flights are currently on sale through March 26 2022.

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said the JFK-Heathrow route has long suffered from “outrageously high fares for far too long, especially in premium cabins”.

“We’re ready to change that with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers,” he said.

“We’ve always said that JetBlue would serve multiple London airports, and we’re pleased to have secured a path at Heathrow and for long-term growth at Gatwick, which offers speed, low costs, and convenient accessibility into Central London.

“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.”

Flights on both routes will operate daily on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 Long Range aircraft, with 24 redesigned premium Mint suites and 117 core (economy) seats.

JetBlue is set to take delivery of three A321LRs this year, all operating on the JFK routes.

Additional A321LRs scheduled for 2022 will operate the Boston service.

Seats on both Heathrow and Gatwick routes are now on sale with special introductory roundtrip fares in the UK starting at £329 for core and £999 for Mint.