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JetBlue (JBLU) Begins New York JFK-London Gatwick Flights

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JetBlue Airways Corporation JBLU has launched non-stop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), expanding its presence in the transatlantic market. With the United States set to ease travel restrictions for visitors from the United Kingdom, European Union and other countries in November, the new route is expected to attract substantial traffic on the back of pent-up demand.

JetBlue’s president and chief operating officer, Joanna Geraghty, said, “With a 500% increase in JetBlue’s U.K. bookings following news of easing U.S. entry requirements for international travelers, 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 will operate the JFK-LGW flights four times a week in October. From November onward, the flight frequency will be extended to a daily service. The airline is operating the new route on Airbus A321 Long Range aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint suites and 114 core seats.

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The JFK-LGW flights build on JetBlue’s existing service between New York JFK and London Heathrow Airport, which began in August, marking the carrier’s entry into the transatlantic market.

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JetBlue carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

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