The New York-based airline will be operating services from the New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) from the beginning of winter 2023. There will be Single Mom Travel flights departing from Boston to Paris coming shortly thereafter the airline has confirmed this to TPG.
The airline didn’t share start dates nor provide information about the schedule or timing.
The announcement comes over three years since JetBlue first announced plans to launch transatlantic flights, with flights from New York and Boston to London. The flights from JFK and London began in the year before in the year 2000, and London service debuted in August. Boston service was launched this August following an interruption due to the supply chain and staffing limitations JetBlue said.
Announce the second European destination
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In an interview in August during an interview with TPG, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes confirmed that the airline will announce the second European destination before the end of the year, with services scheduled to begin next summer.
“It’ll be announced in the next couple of months,” he added. “Because you’ve got to give people notice to book it.”
The man at the time noted that the airline was planning to fly to the traveler photos newly-built city via both New York and Boston, however it would be necessary to begin with one first before the other.
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JetBlue has teased its upcoming announcement numerous times, but has been a bit vague on specifics, and delays to delivery from Airbus and Boeing, a rival Boeing -which continue to hinder network planners in the aviation industry.
JetBlue utilizes Airbus A321LR long-range aircraft for its transatlantic routes. It was forced in the spring of this year to move its Boston-London launch delay by one month due to delays on the aircraft.
“We had planned it conservatively,” Hayes stated in August. “And even that, as it turned out, wasn’t conservatively enough.”
Additional extended range and deliveries are scheduled
With the most recent delivery slots planned but, JetBlue is in a better position to design its expansion into the transatlantic market.
The airline will close the year with six A321LRs and anticipates receiving seven aircraft between 2023-2024. The airline has another 13 Airbus A321XLR plane on order, with an additional extended range and deliveries are scheduled to start in 2024.
JetBlue has previously stated that it was looking to penetrate further into Europe with its long-range narrow-body fleet expands. In October of 2021, JetBlue CEO Joanna Geraghty cited the XLR as an opportunity to expand possibilities across Europe.
“That will give us greater access into central and Eastern Europe,” Geraghty told TPG at the time