JetBlue Will Fly to London Heathrow LHR when it launches transatlantic service in 2021 from New York JFK and Boston BOS, after taking delivery of its new A321LR aircraft.
Previously, JetBlue announced that it would start flights to London in 2021, followed by Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin but didn't specify which London airport it would fly to. The unspoken assumption was that it would be London Gatwick, due to the extraordinary expense of slots at London Heathrow. For example, SAS sold a couple of Heathrow slots to American Airlines for $75 million in 2017.
More recently, at the outset of the pandemic earlier in 2020, Air New Zealand sold its one slot for $27 million. With the precipitous fall in many airlines' fortunes, JetBlue may well have obtained a much better deal.
The new JetBlue Mint for U.S.-Europe flights will be in an angled 1-1 configuration across 8 rows, with direct aisle access for each seat and the head of the bed by the window.
Source: UK Aviation News
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