A JetBlue Airways aircraft is photographed at the departure gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on June 15, 2013.
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JetBlue Airways plans to launch flights from the United States to Dublin and Edinburgh as part of the airline’s transatlantic expansion.
Tickets to the newly offered destinations went on sale Wednesday.
Daily seasonal service to Dublin will begin on March 13, 2024 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport hub and Boston Logan International Airport. Flights from New York’s JFK Airport to Edinburgh will begin on May 22, 2024, and all three routes will operate until September 30, 2024, JetBlue said.
CEO Robin Hayes said: “Our seasonal summer service to Dublin and Edinburgh brings a new level of service and affordability to these markets, which have been dominated by high-fare legacy airlines for decades. It will bring in good fares.” news release.
JetBlue has long planned to fly some of its long-range jets to Europe, taking advantage of demand largely controlled by major competitors such as American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines and their European partners. This is a strategy aimed at cutting out as much as possible.
JetBlue executives say they hope to attract consumers with a revamped “Mint” business class cabin. Transatlantic service began in 2021 with a flight from New York to London.
JetBlue announced Wednesday that the airline will begin flying between Boston Logan International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle starting April 3, 2024. The airline also plans to add two daily flights from New York’s JFK Airport to Paris starting June 20, 2024.
The airline began flying to Paris for the first time this summer. At that time, this airline was her second destination in Europe.