The airline intends to connect the French capital’s Charles de Gaulle gateway initially with New York/JFK from next summer, while a separate Boston service is earmarked to launch at a “later” date. These are to be flown non-stop by its contingent of Airbus A321LRs.
Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue, said: “JetBlue is offering something completely unique to what you get from the big global legacy airlines on these routes – where a single high-fare joint venture operates nearly three-quarters of the flying.
“The response to our London service is proof that combining great service with low fares works. We can’t wait to bring our reimagined Mint and core offerings to Continental Europe’s most visited city,” added Hayes.
According to JetBlue – the sixth largest airline in the US at present – having a “high visibility presence” at Paris/Charles de Gaulle enables it to be able to further establish a new transatlantic customer base; for example, the French city is the largest European destination not currently flown by the carrier from New York and Boston.
This latest move comes after JetBlue launched its first-ever transatlantic services in August 2021 to London. Fast-forward to present day and the airline now offers five daily rotations between the United States and the British capital via both Gatwick and Heathrow.