Low-cost US airline JetBlue says it will launch new flights to London and other destinations in Europe in summer 2021.
CEO Robin Hayes has said that the carrier would ‘disrupt’ the transatlantic market by offering ‘a much cheaper way of flying between the UK and the US’.
Speaking to Aviation Analyst John Strickland at WTM Virtual, Mr Hayes said: “London is a huge market. The largest market out of New York and Boston that we don’t fly to.
“Next summer there will be pent-up demand. People are desperate to go away, desperate to see family, but just want to wait a bit longer. All leisure travel will be largely recovered by the end of 2021. I think launching flights to London next summer, probably Q3, is the perfect time to introduce all of my friends in the UK and Europe to JetBlue.
“We’re looking forward to showing what we’ve got.”
There are reports that JetBlue has applied for slots at Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow.