JetBlue Launches Flights To Paris

Daniel Fowkes
05 Apr 2024
· Routes 
JetBlue has launched daily nonstop flights between Boston and Paris with its Airbus A321LRs to boost the transatlantic network.

JetBlue is celebrating the launch of service between Boston and Paris, which represents a hugely important addition to its network.

Service towards Paris has been a long time in the making as the airline has sought to boost its transatlantic offering. Over the last few years, Amsterdam has been added, and a seasonal service to Dublin has been added.

JetBlue has been aware of the many choices customers travelling from Boston have regarding Paris and Europe. However, the hope is to take market share now away and offer travellers an alternate choice.

In 2019, Charles de Gaulle Airport was the second busiest in Europe and successfully served more than 76 million travellers. JetBlue sees Paris as a potentially crucial future hub and gateway to Europe.

JetBlue’s dedication to the communities it serves is exemplified by its industry-leading climate commitments. Aligned with the Paris Agreement, the airline’s science-based target aims to effectively cut aircraft emissions in half on a per-seat basis by 2035 from 2019 levels. The airline is working to achieve this through a combination of external partnerships and advocacy for industry advances in sustainability along with internal efforts to drive additional operational efficiencies. Through this strategy, JetBlue’s goal is to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years ahead of broader industry targets.

JetBlue’s Commitment to Sustainability

Service departs Boston at 2000 with an arrival the following morning into Paris at 0915. Departure from Paris as the returning Flight 34 occurs at 1115 with a 1302 arrival into Boston. Departure from Boston is timed to allow for maximum ease of travelling across the U.S. towards the city to make this new flight to Paris.

Thus far, JetBlue says that the response to the new daily flight has been overwhelming, and the response highlights that this has been a long time in the making.

The Airbus A321 Series

The Airbus A321LR is deployed in this service. It has 24 Mint Suite seats and 114 economy class seats, and the airspace cabin interior is labelled as spacious.

The deployment of the Airbus A321LR on services such as those between Boston and Paris has helped redefine single-aisle travel and its previously present limitations.

When the A321XLR arrives at airlines, a boosted range variant of the LR, these services will extend further than just the Western part of Europe. While there is some pushback from avid travellers over a 9-hour single-aisle flight, the benefits greatly outweigh the negatives for airlines—these efficient next-generation aircraft harbour significant cost savings.

Additionally, deploying these types of aircraft allows smaller aircraft to reach new markets. Meanwhile, deploying single-aisle jets on longer flights substantially eases pressure on existing widebody aircraft.

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