- JetBlue Airways to launch daily flights to Amsterdam from New York and Boston, expanding its transatlantic footprint to three European cities.
- Despite pandemic-related challenges, JetBlue reported record revenue during Q1 2023 and CEO Greg Hayes remains optimistic about the airline’s future growth prospects.
JetBlue Airways has announced that it will launch daily flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport starting in August and September, respectively.
This move will bring the number of European cities served by the New York-based carrier to three, alongside London and Paris. The airline’s single-aisle Airbus A321LRs will service these new routes, offering 24 “Mint Suite” seats and 114 economy seats in the Airspace cabin.
JetBlue Airways Expands Transatlantic Footprint With Third European Destination
JetBlue’s CEO, Robin Hayes, stated that entrenched legacy carriers had dominated the Amsterdam route for decades and that the airline looked forward to expanding its transatlantic footprint and introducing customers to its award-winning service.
Airline Secures Schiphol Slots After Accusing Authorities of Discrimination
JetBlue secured slots at Schiphol in March after accusing Dutch regulatory authorities of “blatant” discrimination against the airline’s repeated slot requests.
- The airline had filed a complaint with the US Department of Transportation in February, claiming that its efforts to secure take-off and landing slots at Schiphol had been rejected for years.
- JetBlue’s new daily flights to the Netherlands are expected to effectively disrupt a market that had been a mainstay of legacy carriers for decades.
- The New York-to-Amsterdam route is scheduled to launch on August 29, with the Boston-to-Amsterdam flights beginning on September 20.
JetBlue Airways Reports Record Revenue in Q1 2023 Despite Losses
JetBlue reported record revenue during the first quarter of 2023. However, the company still posted a $192 million loss for the three months ending on March 31.
JetBlue’s expansion into Europe comes at a challenging time for the airline industry, as the ongoing pandemic continues to impact international travel demand. Despite these challenges, JetBlue’s CEO remains optimistic about the airline’s future growth prospects in the transatlantic market.