JetBlue Completes First Transatlantic Flight Between New York and London
New York’s Hometown Airline today completed its first transatlantic flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The first customer-carrying JetBlue flight between the U.S. and the U.K. touched down at Heathrow just before 10 o’clock this morning, local time. The highly anticipated milestone marks the first time JetBlue has served a destination beyond the 100+ cities it flies to throughout the Americas. With new service in the United Kingdom, JetBlue now operates in 26 countries.
“For the first time in JetBlue’s 21-year history we are crossing the North Atlantic and competing in one of the busiest travel markets in the world, well-positioned to introduce our award-winning service and low fares to a new global audience that is ready for a fresh choice in transatlantic flying,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “With JetBlue now connecting New York and London, travelers finally have the ability to enjoy low fares while also experiencing superior service. As the U.K. opens to travelers coming from America, our flights are well timed to meet the pent up demand for travel between our two countries. We look forward to welcoming U.K. travelers to the U.S. soon and launching service between Boston and London next year.”
JetBlue’s presence at London Heathrow Airport gives the U.S.-based airline a global hub to build a new base of travelers in the U.K. and beyond. JetBlue will operate from Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, which offers travelers a modern airport experience with access to dozens of shops and restaurants. Travelers also have convenient ground transportation options including the Heathrow Express and London Underground, which offer rail connections with Central London.
Flights between New York-JFK and Heathrow operate daily in August and four times weekly in September on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint suites, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior.
JetBlue is also planning to add additional service between the U.S. and the U.K. with flights between New York-JFK and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) starting September 29, 2021. The airline will deliver on its commitment to serve multiple London airports and give customers convenient options across the greater London metropolitan area. J London service from Boston, where JetBlue is the leading airline, is planned to start in summer 2022.
Schedule between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR)
|JFK – LHR Flight #007||LHR – JFK Flight #20|
|9:48 p.m. – 10:10 a.m. (+1)||2:05 p.m. – 5:28 p.m.|