JetBlue will establish a new destination in Europe, the city of Paris, France. Flights to the French capital will start in the summer of 2023, departing initially from New York (JFK) and later from Boston (Logan) and arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Tickets will go on sale in the coming months, but JetBlue has yet to provide details on frequencies and times.
“JetBlue is offering something completely unique to what you get from the big global legacy airlines on these routes – where a single high-fare joint venture operates nearly three-quarters of the flying,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. The response to our London service is proof that combining great service with low fares works. We can’t wait to bring our reimagined Mint and core offerings to Continental Europe’s most visited city.”
The low-cost airline debuted transatlantic routes between New York and Boston to London in August 2021 with A321LR aircraft, which have a range of 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km). Currently, it maintains daily flights to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The airline points out that France is now the country that receives the most tourists in the world, with almost 75 million visitors a year.
JetBlue is one of the customers of the A321XLR, an ultra-long-range version of Airbus’ single-aisle family that can cover distances of up to 4,700 nautical miles (8,700 km), which should allow the airline to establish new transatlantic destinations in the future.