JetBlue will operate up to five daily flights to London from this Winter. And, perhaps more significantly, the carrier secured its first permanent slots at Heathrow, ensuring that flights can continue there.
STELIA Aerospace and AERQ are teaming to bring the Welcome Board to A320neo-family aircraft. The 32” UHD OLED screen will be integrated into the front row monument at the entry door for STELIA’s OPERA business class seat.
JetBlue’s new service between Boston and London will have to wait a couple more weeks. The carrier will delay service launch to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, owing to delays in aircraft deliveries from Airbus.
The A321XLR should make its first flight by the end of next month, kicking off the certification process. But Airbus now expects certification to take a bit longer than previously planned.
Over the next few years the A321neo will also help Delta Air Lines launch a new premium transcon offering. The new layout offers an advantage in the highly competitive markets between New York city and Los Angeles or San Francisco, and potentially other routes as well.
Iceland’s Play Airlines is ready to stretch the legs on its A321LR fleet. The carrier will offer service between its Keflavik hub and Orlando, Florida starting this winter.
With half of the aircraft space devoted to the Mint business class cabin it is clear that JetBlue wants to win over the premium travel market to London. And while loads are light as service ramps up (and COVID continues to impact international travel rules), the on-board offering represents well versus the competition.
JetBlue’s brand new A321LR will be carrying travelers to London in two weeks, but it entered commercial service a bit early. The aircraft will fly from JFK to Los Angeles on 27 July as flight B6 1723, a “surprise and delight” service to help with crew familiarization. Future similar test flights should be expected.
Since the day it was introduced the A220 (nee CSeries) was described as a game-changer for the industry. JetBlue is about to find out just how well it works. The aircraft entered service on Monday and is a solid offering on which the company is slated to grow in the years ahead.
Better meals. Better entertainment. And the same comfortable legroom you’ve come to appreciate. That is the pitch JetBlue is making to economy class passengers as it offers further details about the cabin configuration on its A321LR fleet and plans for London flights later this year.