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JetBlue announces its first transatlantic flights from JFK

New routes: JetBlue, which flies between Bermuda and New York’s JFK International Airport, has announced its first transatlantic service from JFK will begin in August (File photograph)

JetBlue will begin offering its first transatlantic flights, which will be between New York and London, from August. It is aiming to offer lower prices on the route, including in its premium cabins.

JetBlue has a service between Bermuda and JFK, which would allow travellers from the island to connect with the airline’s new service to London Heathrow, starting daily from August 11, or to London Gatwick, starting daily from September 29.

Based on current schedules, travellers would need to wait a few hours at JFK before boarding a London-bound flight.

JetBlue's return flights from Gatwick and Heathrow to JFK will arrive either midafternoon or late evening, respectively, so travellers to Bermuda would have to wait until the following day to board a flight to the island.

Roundtrips between New York and London are being offered initially at $599 for "core cabin", and $1,979 for the premium "Mint" service, which has seats that can lie-flat.

In an announcement, Robin Hayes, chief executive officer of JetBlue, said the JFK to Heathrow route had "long suffered from outrageously high fares, especially in premium cabins".

He said: "We’re ready to change that with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers. We’ve always said that JetBlue would serve multiple London airports, and we’re pleased to have secured a path at Heathrow and for long-term growth at Gatwick, which offers speed, low costs, and convenient accessibility into Central London.”

JetBlue also has a service between Bermuda and Boston. It plans to offer flights between Boston and London starting in the summer of 2022.

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Published May 20, 2021 at 3:53 pm (Updated May 20, 2021 at 3:53 pm)

JetBlue announces its first transatlantic flights from JFK

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