JetBlue is due to launch its first transatlantic flight to the UK on 12 August. On this date, the airline will launch the New York (JFK) – London (Heathrow) route with a daily flight, according to information on its website.
The flights will be operated with Airbus A321LR (Long Range) aircraft whose first unit was recently received by the carrier.
JetBlue configured the A321LR with 24 full-flat adaptive-mattress seats in the airline’s Mint premium-class private suites in addition to 114 economy class seats that are 18.4 inches wide.
Starting on September 30, JetBlue will launch a second daily flight, but between John F. Kennedy and Gatwick airports, located south of London.
JetBlue should receive 13 A321LR in addition to 57 A321neo from other variants, all equipped with the ‘Airspace’ cabin, which debuts on the Airbus model.
The airline is expected to expand its destinations in Europe in the future, depending on acceptance of the new service.