A JetBlue Airways Corp. Airbus A321 airplane sits at a gate exterior of Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport (JFK) in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Jetblue Airways Corp. is scheduled to launch earnings figures on July 25. Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg through Getty Photographs
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JetBlue Airways plans to launch flights from New York to Paris subsequent summer time, a trans-Atlantic growth it contends will convey down costs on routes dominated by giant carriers.
Tickets will go on sale “within the coming months” for flights between its hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, JetBlue mentioned Wednesday. It plans so as to add flights from Boston to Paris later.
JetBlue began flights to London from New York in summer time 2021, greater than two years after it first announced its plans. The service later added service from its Boston hub. JetBlue had mentioned it will announce a second vacation spot throughout the Atlantic Ocean this yr.
“JetBlue is providing one thing fully distinctive to what you get from the large world legacy airways on these routes,” CEO Robin Hayes mentioned in an organization announcement, referring to giant carriers like Delta Air Lines, its associate Air France, and others like United Airlines and American Airlines, which can also be in an alliance with JetBlue within the Northeast U.S.
These airways account for about 88% of the seats between New York-area airports and Paris’ airports from June to August 2023, in keeping with consulting agency ICF.
JetBlue plans to make use of Airbus A321LR planes on the routes, a long-range model of the narrow-body jetliners.
The New York-based airline additionally has a deal to amass Spirit Airlines, which regulators have not but authorized.