This route is part of the airline’s long-term transatlantic growth plans. Last year, JetBlue launched its first transatlantic service ever from New York’s JFK to Heathrow and Gatwick.
London is one of the most requested destinations from Boston. This route was the largest nonstop market not being served by the airline.
JetBlue’s CEO Robin Hayes says, “Our London service from New York has been an incredible success and we are thrilled to finally bring this highly anticipated service to our Boston customers, a route that has long suffered from high fares by legacy carriers.”
“As Boston’s largest carrier, adding this nonstop service to Gatwick will only make us more relevant in our New England focus city and introduce JetBlue to a largely unserved market,” says Hayes.
The JetBlue experience
Travelers fly this new route on an Airbus A321LR. The plane will have 24 JetBlue Mint suites and 114 main seats.
There is an expedited security screening at Gatwick for select passengers. The airline’s Even More Speed option, which gives expedited airport security access, is automatically included for Mint and TrueBlue Mosaic travelers as well as for Mosaic companions on the same flight reservation. Just follow the “Premium Security” signs at Gatwick.
Gatwick is the second busiest airport in the U.K., after Heathrow. Travelers will have access to shops, restaurants, lounges, and more.
Launching on September 20, JetBlue will also have flights from Boston’s Logan to London’s Heathrow Airport.