JetBlue’s Transatlantic Service Soars With Permanent Heathrow Slots

posted on 21st June 2022 by Eddie Saunders
JetBlue’s Transatlantic Service Soars With Permanent Heathrow Slots

JetBlue today announced a series of new milestones related to its growing low-fare London service which further advances the airline’s transatlantic growth and brings even more attractive fares and award-winning service to some of the busiest and most competitive travel corridors in the world.

The airline has secured permanent slots at Heathrow, is adding a new Gatwick departure from New York and is improving the airport experience for customers in the United Kingdom.

“The U.S. – U.K. air corridor is among the busiest in the world and to effectively compete JetBlue is adding more flights across the North Atlantic, growing from just one daily flight last summer to five by this fall,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue.

“And with permanent slots at Heathrow – the highest in-demand slots globally – we’re now positioned to provide long-term service at one of the busiest airports in the world.

“This is an incredible opportunity for a carrier like JetBlue as we introduce transatlantic travelers to our great fares and award-winning service.”

Securing Slots

JetBlue has received permanent slots at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for flights starting October 29, 2022, which secures the airline’s long-term future at the iconic global hub.

Permanent slots allow JetBlue to retain its presence and visibility at the U.K.’s busiest airport as it continues to grow its base of transatlantic travelers.

JetBlue appreciates the support of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with the support provided by the Departments of Commerce and State and our new Ambassador and the entire team at the U.S. Embassy in London.

JetBlue operates from Heathrow’s newest terminal – Terminal 2 – which offers travelers a modern airport experience with access to dozens of shops and restaurants.

Heathrow travelers benefit from a variety of convenient ground transportation options including the Heathrow Express and London Underground, which offer rail connections with Central London.

Daily Schedule between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR)
Beginning October 29, 2022 (Eastbound) & October 30, 2022 (Westbound)

JFK – LHR Flight #007 LHR – JFK Flight #20
9:05 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. (+1) 10:45 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Growing at Gatwick

JetBlue today also announced is expanding its industry-leading transatlantic service with a third daily flight between New York City and London.

Starting October 29, 2022, JetBlue will operate a second daily flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Daily Schedule between New York (JFK) and London Gatwick (LGW)
Beginning October 29, 2022 (Eastbound) & October 30, 2022 (Westbound)

JFK – LGW Flight #43

LGW – JFK Flight #44

7:47 p.m. – 8:16 a.m. (+1)

12:00 p.m. – 3:04 p.m.

JFK – LGW Flight #3

LGW – JFK Flight #4

9:59 p.m. – 10:22 a.m. (+1)

2:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

New (to) England

JetBlue’s transatlantic expansion in New York comes as the airline prepares to launch all-new London service in its Boston focus city this summer.

Service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Gatwick launches August 4, 2022 and service between Boston and London Heathrow launches September 20, 2022.