JetBlue commenced its first transatlantic flight amid the COVID-19 pandemic

JetBlue Airways has started its flight on New York to London route on August 11, intending to attract its customer with affordable fares and seek out the opportunity to gain the market share. New York-based JetBlue is expanding its air connectivity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which is set to be operated by the new Airbus A321LR. The sought-after aircraft of Airbus A321LR will be equipped with a myriad of offerings on board-upgraded in-flight experience, meal offerings, extra leg space and seat width, Wi-Fi connectivity and seatback entertainment, etc.

Jetblue flying for UK Photo by Zach

The JFK-LHR flight was inaugurated on August 11. In response to high business demand on the New York-London route, JetBlue is focused on these high-yield travelers to ensure its Mint Cabin to full capacity. The aircraft has a layout of 24 refreshed lie-flat Mint Suites and 114 seats designed as Core seats.

JetBlue has a proud history of serving London, as New York JFK-London LHR is one of the most lucrative transatlantic routes. UK Government has recently approved the arrival of fully vaccinated US passengers. Meanwhile, the partial restriction remains for transatlantic travel as a result of the US not allowing Britain travelers to enter the country due to the pandemic. Only those who are tested negative for COVID-19 are permitted to enter the US.

JetBlue has recently seen increased passenger revenue due to relaxation in domestic travel restrictions and consequent rebounding demands. JetBlue hopes to win over affluent passengers with its unique take on transatlantic travel and expects the London flight to be noteworthy for travel opening with its cheap fare starting as low as $599 on round trip economy tickets for US travelers.  

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