JetBlue announced today that it will start offering transatlantic flights between New York and London, beginning in late summer.
Daily flights between John F. Kennedy and Heathrow airports will start on August 11, 2021, with daily trips from JFK to London Gatwick beginning on September 29, 2021. The airline also plans to add flights from Boston to London in summer 2022.
In a press release, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said, “The pandemic has opened doors to London’s two busiest airports, and we look forward to bringing customers low fares and great service at both Heathrow and Gatwick. JFK-LHR, the single largest international air travel market from the US, has long suffered from outrageously high fares for far too long, especially in premium cabins. We’re ready to change that with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers.”
Although the flights don’t launch until August, you can book seats for as low as $599 roundtrip today.
Travel between the US and UK is still restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s unclear when those restrictions may be lifted, though many hope summer travel will become possible as soon as June.