JetBlue launches new transatlantic route: New York-Amsterdam

A JetBlue A321neo climbs after takeoff.
Photo Credit: JetBlue

US airline JetBlue has expanded its presence to a third transatlantic destination with new, nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) taking off today.

Service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Amsterdam will launch on September 20. Amsterdam follows the airline’s successful launch of London service in August 2021 and Paris this past June.

JetBlue: New York to Amsterdam

This transatlantic service becomes the first Amsterdam connection; from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

The second service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Amsterdam then begins on September 20. This latest addition follows JetBlue’s successful foray into the European market with its services to London and Paris in recent years.

Lowering Fares

JetBlue’s entry into the transatlantic market is seen as bringing about a positive disruption. By offering affordable fares and superior services, the airline has been able to counteract the high pricing traditionally associated with legacy carriers.

Robin Hayes, the CEO of JetBlue, highlights the positive impact of the airline’s transatlantic service on customers who have long endured steep fares.

The introduction of their award-winning Mint and core services on the JFK-Amsterdam route is expected to further enhance the travel experience for both business and leisure passengers.


A JetBlue A321 in new paint livery.
Photo Credit: JetBlue

A Step Towards Sustainability

The collaboration between JetBlue and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol marks a significant step towards sustainability in the aviation industry.

The utilization of JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft plays a pivotal role in reducing noise levels and promoting eco-friendliness.

This aligns with the broader industry trend of incorporating greener practices in aviation operations. Ruud Sondag, the president and CEO of Royal Schiphol Group, expresses his satisfaction with JetBlue’s contribution to noise reduction efforts.

“It is a pleasure to welcome JetBlue to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and their contribution to Schiphol’s network,” said Sondag. “Most importantly, with JetBlue deploying their new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft, they contribute to noise reduction and sustainability efforts.”

Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) Aircraft

The flights between New York JFK and Amsterdam AMS will be operated daily using JetBlue’s state-of-the-art Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft. This modern aircraft is equipped with 24 elegantly redesigned Mint Suite® seats that promise a luxurious and comfortable journey.

The spacious Airspace cabin interior and 114 core seats further contribute to the exceptional in-flight experience that JetBlue is known for.

The unique advantage of the A321 LR lies in its ability to offer the range of a wide-body aircraft while maintaining the economic efficiency of a single-aisle plane. This equilibrium between range and efficiency allows JetBlue to offer its renowned services and competitive fares on the transatlantic route.

Schiphol Airport

Situated a mere 10 miles from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport stands as one of Europe’s most vital aviation hubs, catering to over 71 million passengers annually.

JetBlue’s strategic presence at this bustling airport provides the airline with unparalleled visibility and access to a diverse global audience.

This move allows JetBlue to cultivate a fresh base of travelers not just within the Netherlands, but across the broader European landscape.

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