NEW YORK – ( BUSINESS WIRE ) – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), the Hometown Airline® of New York and the largest
Airline in Boston, announced today that it wants to launch several aircraft daily
Flights from both cities to London in 2021 (a) – the first of the airline
European destination. The new routes served by Airbus
A321LR single-aisle aircraft with a revised version of Mint
is the first transatlantic service of the award winning
Airline. JetBlue checks which London airports will serve it.
"Twenty years ago, our founders had a simple formula for choosing a new one
Geraghty, President and Chief Operating Officer of JetBlue. "London is that
The largest subway area where JetBlue is not yet from Boston and New
York, and we could not be more excited about changing that over the years
ahead. The fares that airlines charge on these routes today
specifically at the premium level, are enough to make you blush. "
In the US known for most legroom in touring coaches, live television
Free Fly-Fi broadband internet, free snacks and at every seat
Refreshing drinks and excellent customer service, the entry of JetBlue into the
The transatlantic market will be a new era of customer focus,
inexpensive travel for leisure and business travelers. The air Line
Mint premium experience that disturbed transcontinental travel in the US
USA with affordable rates and a thoughtful reinvention of the business
Cabin class promises to give the transatlantic customers a fresh choice.
Growth in Europe is the next natural step in the focus city of JetBlue
Expansion strategy, with London being the biggest target that is not served
from JetBlue from New York and Boston. The new service will be
the importance of JetBlue in the two largest cities
also answer calls from loyal business and leisure customers who
So far, other airlines have been forced to fly to and from London.
The eagerly awaited announcement that comes after an extensive one
Internal Review, was made in New York at a crewmember event today
John F. Kennedy International Airport. More than 1,300 crew members
filled the hangar of the airline to hear CEO Robin Hayes and President & COO
Joanna Geraghty sketches the historic step for the 19-year-old airline.
Hayes will hold the keynote speech at The Aviation tomorrow
Club of the U.K. in London, where he talks about today
Announcement, competition concerns and access to the airport
Challenges in Europe.
New Competition in European Flying with a Transatlantic Mint
"The big airlines will tell you that the competition has never been so strong
robust, but for the smaller airlines it was even more difficult
Access, "Geraghty said. "It's time for regulators here in the US
creating conditions throughout Europe in which smaller and new ones
Participants can thrive instead of being scared off by the huge airlines
greater through joint ventures. JetBlue has the chance to participate in competitions
have a huge impact on lowering fares and stimulating traffic. "
Travelers flying through the North Atlantic Ocean between the northeastern United States.
and London has long been confronted with extremely high prices – especially in the premium sector
Cabins – or mediocre service in a market of
Old companies and their massive joint ventures. Alternatively, a
a handful of low-cost carriers have tried to enter with no-frills
Naked bones approach flying and offer little on the way
Free amenities or the kind of service that JetBlue has become
famous for in America. JetBlue will increase, especially in Europe
the bar on what travelers can expect from a low-cost carrier.
"It is good news that JetBlue is expanding into London and we will be
We are pleased to welcome leisure and business visitors from Boston and New
York with these new routes, "said Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners.
"North America is already the largest foreign market in London, though
Growth from year to year significantly, so additional connectivity and capacity
It is very exciting to let more people discover our city. We
know that Americans visit London for their exciting history
Creativity, from Shakespeare to the birth of punk and the catwalks of
today. This creative energy and cultural liveliness is felt in everyone
Aspect of London life and we look forward to sharing it with more global ones
JetBlue – which over the years has been repeatedly honored for its
Commitment to onboard comfort, complimentary amenities and customers
Service – offers travelers an affordable new choice
Tariffs combined with an onboard product and a service level that is not
JetBlue is developing a redesigned, transatlantic version of its award
Mint condition product that offers more seats than currently
A321 aircraft offered by the airline. Transatlantic coin
Product features and design elements in combination with the JetBlue products
trained Mint crew crew members create an intimate and exclusive atmosphere
Travel experience. And like the transcontinental Mint business model
JetBlue offers the increased flight experience for a fraction of that
other airlines now charge premium seats.
"The success Mint has had has brought down the exorbitant fares
Our competitors stormed, stimulated the new demand and forced the
Enforced carriers to improve their game is a big reason why we believe London
is the next natural market for JetBlue to succeed and
positive impact on consumers, "said Geraghty.
JetBlue is also creating a new long-haul version of the popular core
Experience. The customers of the airline in America have enjoyed a long time
spacious and comfortable seating, live television, high-speed fly-fi
Broadband internet, friendly service and much more. JetBlue & # 39; s
The transatlantic core offer is designed for customers who are already doing so
Know and love the JetBlue experience as the airline continues its commitment
Industry leader in comfort and service.
JetBlue converts jobs to A321LR
With the A321LR, JetBlue can open up new long-haul markets
were previously unreachable with their current single-aisle aircraft.
JetBlue will initially convert 13 aircraft into the existing A321 order
Book the LR version with the ability to convert more.
"JetBlue has created new travel opportunities for its customers
Years, "said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. "All
At Airbus, we are honored to provide the strategic aircraft platform
Activate this next chapter in the history of our partners at JetBlue. "
This conversion does not affect JetBlue's external financial obligations
or represent incremental investments as a current order book
Remains the same. In addition, JetBlue is committed to continuing to deliver
Earnings per share between $ 2.50 and $ 3.00 by 2020. This update to the
The fleet plan is part of the vision of JetBlue, the
Earnings per share after 2020.
Proven Track Record for International Flying
Today, JetBlue serves nearly two dozen countries. The airline was already
Fly internationally for almost 15 years, with a significant share of
to achieve its operations in the Caribbean and Latin America by flights
to Ecuador and Peru. Unique to European expansion plans
JetBlue has formed an internal team to begin the certification process
for ETOPS, which allows advanced operations for two engines
Additional details on specific schedules as to when seats will go on sale
as well as more information about Transatlantic Mint, Core and much more
will be announced in the coming months.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is the hometown Airline® of New York and one of the leading airlines
Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue serves over 42 million customers annually
Over 100 cities in the US, the Caribbean and Latin America with an average of
more than 1,000 daily flights. For more information, visit jetblue.com.
(a) Subject to obtaining a governmental authority.