JetBlue has finally received approval to fly across the Atlantic. Seats for the company’s flights between the US and London are now on sale after years of preparation. On August 11, 2021, the first flight from JFK to London Heathrow will take off. A regular round-trip service will be available, with the outbound flight leaving New York at 10:10 p.m. and returning at 10:10 a.m. The return flight leaves London at 6:10 p.m. the next day and arrives in New York at 9:43 p.m. the next day.
JetBlue will begin flying from JFK to London-Gatwick on September 29, followed by service from Boston Logan International Airport to London in the summer of 2022. According to JetBlue, round-trip fares from JFK start at $599 in Core — the airline’s version of economy — and $1,979 in Mint. The Airbus A321 Long Range single-aisle aircraft will have 24 Mint suites, including two studios, 24 Even More Space seats, and 90 Core seats on each transatlantic flight to London.
The airline’s newest in-flight entertainment system, which includes on-demand movies, tv shows, sports, and more, will also be on display. There will also be free high-speed satellite WiFi available. Economy class tickets to London start at $599 round-trip, while business class tickets start at $1,979. The low fares are part of JetBlue’s strategy to disrupt the industry by combining low fares with a high-frills package.