JetBlue Airways planes are pictured at the gates at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on June 15, 2013.
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JetBlue Airways plans to begin flights to Dublin and Edinburgh from the United States as part of the carrier’s transatlantic expansion.
Tickets for the newly offered destinations went on sale Wednesday.
Daily seasonal service to Dublin will begin March 13, 2024, from the airline’s John F. Kennedy International Airport hub in New York, as well as from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Flights to Edinburgh from JFK in New York will begin on May 22, 2024. All three routes will operate until September 30, 2024, JetBlue said.
“Our seasonal summer service to Dublin and Edinburgh will bring a new level of service and affordable fares to these markets that have been dominated by high-fare legacy carriers for decades,” CEO Robin Hayes said in a press release.
JetBlue has long planned flights to Europe with some of its long-range jets, a strategy that aims to reduce demand largely controlled by larger competitors such as American airlines, Delta And Unitedalongside their European partners.
JetBlue executives have said they want to win over consumers, in part, with its renovated “Mint” business class cabins. Its transatlantic service began with service to London from New York in 2021.
JetBlue also announced Wednesday that the airline will offer service between Boston Logan International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport starting April 3, 2024. The company will also add a second daily flight to Paris from the airport JFK in New York from June 20, 2024.
The airline began serving Paris last summer. It was the carrier’s second European destination at the time.
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