JetBlue To Begin International Transatlantic Service From JFK To London This Summer With New A321LRMay 20, 2021
US low cost carrier JetBlue announced it will debut service on the New York JFK to London international transatlantic routes on August 11th 2021, first serving London’s Heathrow airport, then to London Gatwick airport beginning on August 29th 2021.
For its first foray operating commercial passenger flights across the Atlantic Ocean, the carrier has been granted slots on both of London’s busiest airport; Heathrow and Gatwick. This move will allow the carrier to bring a highly competitive product on one of the world’s most coveted international route.
Driven by the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A321LR on April 29th 2021, JetBlue is positioned to offer a unique passenger experience through a newly designed ‘Airspace’ cabin providing 24 fully flat ‘Mint’ business seats and 117 ‘Core’ economy seats.
The Airbus A321LR (Long Range) is a stretched, Longer Range variant of the Airbus A320 single aisle passenger aircraft which forms the backbone of JetBlue fleet, but is most likely deployed on shorter routes. Powering JetBlue’s new Airbus A321LR are the innovative Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Engines which significantly reduce fuel burn as well as operating cost. JetBlue will be quick to exploit those benefits by bringing to travelers a competitively-priced round trip Business Class seat on the New-York to London route under two thousand dollars. With its 4,000 nautical miles range, the narrow-body aircraft has entered a market segment that have for decades been dominated by twin-aisle wide body aircraft.
To JetBlue’s flyers delight, the new jet’s cabin has been fitted with enough on-board amenities that may help differentiate the brand from competitors:
- Stunning backlit ceiling panels through the entire cabin, which glow with a unique-to-JetBlue pattern.
- Custom LED mood lighting that changes throughout different phases of flight to reduce jetlag technologies.
- The largest overhead bins on a single-aisle aircraft.
- New ergonomic sidewalls creating extra personal space at shoulder level.
- A re-designed welcome area at the front boarding door.
- Refreshed onboard restrooms with antimicrobial surfaces.
Taking its initiative forward, JetBlue intends to also begin serving London from Boston Logan airport in September of 2022 after enough Airbus A321LR have been delivered to its fleet.