JetBlue Set to Fly to Paris, its First Continental Europe Destination
JetBlue is taking another step in its transatlantic expansion by announcing that it will begin flying to Paris-CDG, France, its second European destination after London and the first in continental Europe, starting in the summer of 2023.
The U.S. carrier did not provide specific details on the date of the inaugural flight or frequency but did indicate that it will initially operate from New York-JFK and will later add Boston.
The market between France and the United States is one of the most important in the world, with 8.8 million seats offered in 2022 according to information obtained by Aviacionline through Cirium.
“JetBlue is offering something completely unique to what you get from the big global legacy airlines on these routes – where a single high-fare joint venture operates nearly three-quarters of the flying,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s chief executive officer, referring to the Delta/Air France-KLM joint venture.
“The response to our London service is proof that combining great service with low fares works. We can’t wait to bring our reimagined Mint and core offerings to Continental Europe’s most visited city,” he added.
“Atout France would like to welcome JetBlue into the family of carriers that have chosen to service France,” said Anne-Laure Tuncer, Director USA Atout France, and regional coordinator for the Americas. “With so much pent-up demand, JetBlue is just in time to have their American customers experience the vitality and diversity of France’s offerings, new culinary itineraries, exciting upcoming sporting events – such as the Rugby World Cup 2023 and the Paris Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 – and everything else France is known for.”
JetBlue currently operates five daily flights between the United States and London: one flight from Boston to London-Gatwick and one daily to London-Heathrow, two flights from New York-JFK to London-Gatwick and one daily flight to London-Heathrow.
This Article was originally published by Edgardo Gimenez Mazó on Aviacionline, in syndication with Airlinegeeks.