After a lot of speculation, JetBlue has formally announced flights to Amsterdam.
The service, which will originate out of New York JFK, is slated t begin later this summer. However, the airline also plans to launch a Boston to Amsterdam service.
JetBlue has since grown its fleet with more A321 family aircraft and eyed a shakeup of the transatlantic space with low fares and award-winning service. Launching to Amsterdam is the latest initiative by the carrier to continue with these ambitions.
The Chief Executive Officer at JetBlue, Robin Hayes, said that the launch of service to Amsterdam was long overdue. They are further adding that the transatlantic space has long been occupied by legacy carriers that have locked customers out of flights thanks to their expensive fares. Additionally, poor service has meant that bang for your buck is non-existent.
JetBlue joins the likes of Norse Atlantic Airways, PLAY, and more, dipping their toes into the transatlantic sector. Although ultimately, JetBlue already has the most significant footprint to launch further European services.
JetBlue says the new route will introduce a new era of customer-focused low-fare travel for leisure and business travellers. JetBlue believes what it offers customers is a winning formula and will lead them to fantastic success as they only look to strengthen its future North America to Europe offerings.
In June, JetBlue will launch in Paris, their second European destination, with London Gatwick launching in 2021. Therefore, once operational, Amsterdam will be the third and make up an essential trio for the airline.