JetBlue to Launch Flights to Amsterdam This Summer
JetBlue today announced plans for new service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) starting late this summer and service between Boston and Amsterdam to follow.
Amsterdam will be JetBlue’s third transatlantic city following the airline’s successful launch of service to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports in 2021 and its highly anticipated service to Paris coming this June.
Last week, a Dutch court ruled that the Dutch government failed to follow the law when it sought to reduce the cap on Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s annual air traffic movements, giving JetBlue confidence there is room for it to enter the market.
“Our formula of combining a customer-centric experience and everyday low fares isn’t something you find in Europe,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer at JetBlue. “We’re confident that customers, Amsterdam airport officials, and the Dutch government will be delighted by JetBlue when they see first-hand the positive impact we can make and we look forward to working together with Dutch officials to ensure long-term success in the market.”
Known for its historic buildings, world-famous museums and iconic canals, Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in the world. JetBlue’s new service to Amsterdam will provide the airline with a high visibility presence at another top airport in Europe and establish a new customer base of travelers looking to connect between Europe and the U.S.
Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint Suite® seats, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321 platform offers the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft. Seats will go on sale in the coming weeks.