June 15, 2024

JetBlue’s JFK service takes off from Edinburgh

JetBlue has expanded its transatlantic route network with a new non-stop service between Edinburgh and New York.

The inaugural flight of the airline’s daily summer-seasonal service left Edinburgh for John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 22 and will run through to September 30 2024.  

The route is operated by an Airbus A321neo, which has 16 redesigned Mint Suite seats, 144 core seats and Airbus’ Enhanced Cabin with XL Bins.

JetBlue’s Mint premium experience features fully lie-flat private suites, a custom-designed seat cushion, reusable Mint amenity kits designed by Caraa, and restaurant-style small plates curated by three Delicious Hospitality Group (DHG) New York City restaurants: Legacy Records, Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones. Fly-Fi® is available on all JetBlue-operated flights.

“JetBlue has redefined transatlantic travel by introducing low fares and great service in markets dominated by high fare legacy carriers,” said Marty St. George, president, JetBlue.

“We look forward to connecting Scotland and the Northeast this summer with our award-winning Mint and core service that will bring this signature JetBlue experience to Edinburgh.”

Jim Fairlie, Scotland’s SNP Connectivity Minister, said the flight strengthens Edinburgh Airport’s case for establishing a U.S. pre-clearance border facility.

“This is the first time JetBlue has served Scotland and it demonstrates the confidence it has in the Scottish market. A U.S. pre-clearance border facility would help make travel more seamless and provide added benefits for Scottish businesses and visitors.”

The service leaves Edinburgh at 12.30 p.m., arriving into JFK at 15.06. The return leaves New York at 21:12, arriving at 09.30 the following morning.  Prices start at starting at £399 or £1,999 for Mint.  

JetBlue is now the sixth largest airline in the U.S.