Jet Blue to Offer Flights to London in 2021

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This added route will use JetBlue's new fleet of freshly developed and retooled Airbus A321LR planes, which allow the airline to embark on longer trips and enter the European markets, which their previous planes didn't permit.

JetBlue leaders have been talking about the possibility of flights to Europe since mid-2016, around the time they announced plans to tweak their Airbus orders to get a longer-range plane. "You're able to expect other European destinations".

Robin Hayes CEO of JetBlue said at John F. Kennedy International Airport, that the new airline plans will strengthen the airline in key northeast markets, and this will also facilitate its consumers. "The fares being charged today by airlines on these routes, specifically on the premium end, are enough to make you blush".

A month after Wow Air announced bankruptcy, another low-priced player is stepping into the transatlantic flight market. Most airlines providing transatlantic flights cost more money to maintain and sell pricey tickets to match, while the low-priced carriers often charge you extra to bring along a tiny purse.

"JetBlue will have to contend with greater seasonality, reduced efficiency and higher cost - albeit with higher competing fares", Savanthi Syth, a Raymond James Financial analyst, said in a note Thursday. American Airlines Group and IAG's British Airways form one alliance, while Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM are joined in another and a third includes United Continental Holdings Inc. and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The incumbents hold the majority of slots, or rights to take off and land. The new flights to London are subject to receipt of the government operating authority, JetBlue said.

Hayes thinks there is room for JetBlue to undercut bigger rivals, whom he accuses of price-gouging. Delta last week announced it will begin flights to Boston and NY from London's Gatwick airport with trans-Atlantic partner Virgin Atlantic starting in 2020.

Jet Blue now offers global flights to Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.



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