JetBlue has been rumored to be looking at transatlantic flights for a while now. But an announcement could be getting closer. There’s been talk of Jetblue launching routes to Europe from the East Coast in time for Summer 2019 and Simple Flying reports that the airlines is desperately trying to secure landing slots in London and Amsterdam, ahead of a large company-wide announcement in April.
A recent court document filed in Amsterdam reveals Jetblue has requested that Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) reveal all the current landing slots at their airport, and who they are currently occupied by. Jetblue has alleged that a joint anti-trust partnership of Delta-KLM-Air France is attempting to withhold slots for Jetblue, and thus engaging in anticompetitive practices. They have submitted this document to the Department of US transportation that if they are not allowed to fly to Europe, then neither Air France or KLM should be allowed to fly to the USA.
TPG has some information on possible hints at flights to London. JetBlue is likely planning to use their new A321LR aircraft to cross the pond as they have the range to fly from Boston and New York to London.