JetBlue leaders have been talking about the possibility of flights to Europe since mid-2016, around the time they announced plans to tweak their Airbus orders to get a longer-range plane. "You can anticipate other European destinations". "London is the largest metro area JetBlue does not yet serve from both Boston and NY, and we could not be more thrilled to be changing that in the years ahead, " she added. Norwegian Air makes the Boston-Gatwick route. Most airlines providing transatlantic flights cost more money to maintain and sell pricey tickets to match, while the low-priced carriers often charge you extra to bring along a tiny purse.
That seat is tipped to be Thompson Aero's Vantage Solo, with JetBlue taking honours as launch airline for the next generation of the original Vantage seat which adorns its current A320 Mint cabin (below) and helped JetBlue carve up the United States transcontinental market.
"Given a chance to compete, JetBlue can have a tremendous effect on lowering fares and stimulating traffic", she added. It needs approval to run long, over-water flights using jets.
The tougher challenge for JetBlue is likely to come from the biggest carriers that for years have dominated traffic across the North Atlantic. The incumbents hold the majority of slots, or rights to take off and land. "A Wow in that market is annoying but not an existential threat".
"The big airlines will tell you that competition has never been more robust, but the smaller airlines have never found it harder to get access".
With JetBlue flights, Boston will have five airlines offering flights to London - British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines fly to Heathrow and are expected to join Cirium soon.
Hayes believes there's space for JetBlue to undercut. Delta is a major competitor to JetBlue in both of those northeastern US cities. From it's New York, Boston and Washington hubs, JetBlue now flies to a number of global destinations in South America and the Caribbean, with a reach extending as far as Peru, but London will be the airline's first foray into across the Atlantic.