JetBlue to Inaugurate New Flight to Paris This Summer
JetBlue will launch its new transatlantic route between New York and Paris with a daily flight on single-aisle Airbus A321LR planes
JetBlue will launch its widely expected new flights to Paris on June 29 from its hub at New York-JFK to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
The new flights across the Atlantic will be operated by the airline’s new Airbus A321LR, equipped with 24 upgraded Mint Suite seats and 114 economy class seats.
According to the airline, the flight times on this new transatlantic route will depart from New York every day at 5:09 p.m., landing in Paris the following morning by 6:55 a.m. The return flight will depart at 8:55 a.m., landing in New York at 11:51 a.m.
The service to Paris will enter direct competition with the Delta-Air France-KLM joint venture and American Airlines, which operate the route up to nine times daily with planes as big as a Boeing 777-300ER. If flights between the New York and Paris areas are added (including airports such as Newark and Paris Orly), the route is served up to 15 times daily.
According to JetBlue, fares on this new flight to Paris start at $479 roundtrip in Economy Class and $1,899 in Mint. The airline’s CEO, Robin Hayes, believes that his product mix will disrupt the market and replicate the success seen in its current service to London.
“We are excited to continue disrupting the transatlantic market and offer business and leisure customers traveling to and from Paris an opportunity to experience our highly acclaimed Mint and core products in a market that has suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for far too long,” said Robin Hayes, CEO at JetBlue.
JetBlue notes that its new home at Charles de Gaulle Airport will be Terminal 2B.
The airline’s overseas adventure began in August 2021 when it inaugurated its first-ever flight to London after spending almost two decades focusing on select point-to-point flights within the U.S. and the Caribbean. Today, JetBlue operates five weekly flights to the U.K.
As the airline continues expanding its footprint into Europe, recent reports suggest that JetBlue aims to launch flights to Amsterdam but is struggling to secure slots at Schiphol Airport.
According to JetBlue, an initial application was submitted to the Dutch aviation regulator to take slots freed up by Aeroflot when it was banned from flying into the E.U. following the Ukraine conflict. However, the Dutch regulator eliminated those slots instead of assigning them to another airline.
JetBlue filed a complaint against the Netherlands, calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to negotiate with the Dutch government to try and negotiate on their behalf.
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