Yesterday saw JetBlue say “bonjour” as it puts its airfares on sale for flights between New York’s JFK and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
Expanding its transatlantic footprint further, the service to the French capital will begin in June 2023, with the schedule as follows:
|Daily service starting June 29, 2023 (Eastbound) & June 30 (Westbound)*all times local|
|JFK – CDG Flight #1407||CDG – JFK Flight #1408|
|5:09 p.m. – 6:55 a.m. (+1)||8:55 a.m. – 11:51 a.m.|
Hayes: JetBlue’s Transatlantic Model Works…
Commenting on this route launch was Robin Hayes, the CEO of JetBlue, who explained the reasoning behind the Paris launch:
“Our successful London service proves customers can book low fares without compromising great service”.
“We are excited to continue disrupting the transatlantic market and offer business and leisure customers traveling to and from Paris an opportunity to experience our highly acclaimed Mint and core products in a market that has suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for far too long.”
JetBlue’s Airbus A321LRs sit 24 in the Mint Suite and 114 core seats in Economy.
Not Just Paris on the JetBlue Transatlantic Arsenal…
From March 25, JetBlue will be adding a new daytime flight for customers traveling between London Heathrow and New York’s JFK.
The unique selling point behind this new flight is that you can depart from London in the morning and arrive at JFK in the morning.
Below is their scheduling for this new flight:
|JFK – LHR Flight #1107||LHR – JFK Flight #2220|
|8:30 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.||8:25 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.|
|JFK – LHR Flight #007||LHR – JFK Flight #20|
|9:00 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. (+1)||11:55 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.|
JetBlue said in a statement that the addition of this flight is due to the carrier being able to obtain an additional pair of slots, “which further boosts the airline’s presence at the U.K.’s busiest airport.”
This new addition means that JetBlue will be reducing the frequencies on its JFK-London Gatwick flight, reverting to one daily from two originally.
Below is the new scheduling for that particular route:
|JFK – LGW Flight #43||LGW – JFK Flight #44|
|7:30 p.m. – 7:55 a.m. (+1)||12:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.|
Complementing Successful Links…
Alongside the New York routes, JetBlue has a series of daily flights to Boston, both from London Heathrow & Gatwick, respectively.
Below is the scheduling for this:
|BOS – LHR Flight #1620||LHR – BOS Flight #1621|
|6:45 p.m. – 6:30 a.m. (+1)||8:25 a.m. – 11:21 a.m.|
|BOS – LGW Flight #2104||LGW – BOS Flight #1926|
|6:37 p.m. – 6:35 a.m. (+1)||12:15 p.m. – 3:02 p.m.|
With these schedules in mind, this means that JetBlue is the only U.S. carrier to serve both of these London airports.
On top of that, they are also the only U.S. carrier to offer service between the New England area and two of London’s busiest airports.
It is no surprise that the London-New York and London-Boston routes have been very successful for JetBlue.
Especially with the high number of carriers that operate these sorts of flights, JetBlue has fit well into this segment of the market.
It remains clear that in the context of Paris, this is set to be another route that will complement the significant success of JetBlue and will continue to make full-service carriers sweat.