JetBlue has launched a four-times-weekly service between London Gatwick and New York JFK.
It is the airline’s second transatlantic service after launching a New York – Heathrow service in August.
The airline has reported it hopes to increase the flight frequency to daily in November once the travel restrictions between the UK and US are eased.
Flights will be operated by the airline’s new A321LR aircraft which includes 24 business class suites and 114 economy seats. The service will depart JFK at 19:50 and arrive at Gatwick at 07:55 the following day. The return leg will depart Gatwick at 12:00 and will land in New York at 15:33.
Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s President and COO commented:
“With a 500 per cent increase in Jetblue’s UK bookings following news of easing US entry requirements for international travellers, it’s clear there is significant pent up demand for travel between our two countries and that our Gatwick launch is well timed to meet the growing number of customers returning to the skies.
Jetblue’s new service at Gatwick – complemented by our recently launched flights at Heathrow – introduces an all-new choice for London travellers who won’t have to choose between an attractive fare and great service as they reunite with family, friends and colleagues on either side of the Atlantic.”