Update: As expected we now have confirmation that JetBlue will launch service to London and possibly other European cities. Where else could those 13 converted 321LRs fly? Here are the dots the company mapped out. DUB, AMS, PAR, MAD, LIS could be joining LON.
Daily service is expected to launch in 2021. So you’ll have to wait a bit to fly Mint to Europe.
JetBlue Airways seems to be close to announce plans for its first service across the Atlantic as soon as Wednesday. JetBlue Europe flights have been rumored for months, but more signs have popped up recently.
The low-cost airline is scheduled to hold a meeting with staff at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport along with “viewing parties” at some of its main hubs around the U.S. on Wednesday afternoon, according to a company invitation obtained by CNBC. A save-the-date email announcing the April 10 event featured a background pattern similar to upholstery on London’s subway. Buttons featuring JetBlue’s logo and iconic London sights of Big Ben and the London Eye were sent to JetBlue offices, according to one employee.
London could be just one of the destinations in Europe as the airline looks to expand its offerings from New York York Boston.
“Potential routes to Europe could provide us an opportunity to grow our focus cities of Boston and New York as we consider the best use of our aircraft from a margin perspective in those cities,” JetBlue said in a statement.