LONDON – JetBlue has announced they’re extending their New York to London Heathrow schedule to October 2022.
The airline originally had temporary slots at Heathrow, available thanks to COVID-19 cutbacks by other airlines. However, now they have worked with airport authorities to ensure the route can continue.
“The response on both sides of the Atlantic has been overwhelmingly positive, and it’s now widely recognized that losing JetBlue on this route would be a major setback for travelers who enjoy low fares and great service,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “We are committed to collaborating with regulators as well as the U.S. and U.K. governments to identify a pathway to staying at Heathrow for the long-term. There’s so much more good we can do as we grow this route if we are allowed to stay and compete.”
AviationSource previously reviewed the JetBlue transatlantic product, which agreed with their claims to providing an excellent experience at lower fares. JetBlue has reduced premium fares by up to 50% on the LHR – JFK Route.
“We’re delighted that JetBlue is extending its schedule at Heathrow through summer next year,” said John Holland-Kaye, chief executive officer, Heathrow Airport. “JetBlue’s signature service and fuel-efficient aircraft, combined with the value for money Heathrow delivers customers, is the perfect combination to change the way people think about transatlantic travel. More competition and choice between airlines delivers even better value for passengers at Heathrow which is why we will continue to support JetBlue’s long-term future at the U.K.’s hub airport.”
JetBlue will also continue to operate their route between London Gatwick and JFK. JetBlue still plan to launch London to Boston flights in the summer of 2022. They’re yet to announce which London airport it will operate from.