JetBlue isn't done adding flights to Europe: The New York-based carrier will soon fly you nonstop to both Ireland and Scotland, too.
The airline announced Wednesday it will begin nonstop seasonal service to Dublin (DUB) next spring from both New York City (JFK) and Boston (BOS), then kick off nonstop flights from New York to Edinburgh (EDI) in May. All three routes will run daily just through the summer, ending Sept. 30, 2024.
The new routes went on sale early Wednesday morning at JetBlue.com, with the airline teasing JetBlue basic economy fares (dubbed Blue Basic) as low as at $399 roundtrip and under $2,000 roundtrip in JetBlue Mint business class suites – fairly cheap for transatlantic business class. But fares weren't immediately available at those prices and weren't available through other platforms like Google Flights, period, as of publication.
Seasonal service to Dublin is scheduled to take flight March 13, 2024, while travelers heading for Edinburgh will have to wait until May 22 for JetBlue flights. All these new routes will be onboard one of JetBlue's Airbus A321neo airplanes equipped with 16 new Mint Business Class Suites at the front of the plane and 144 economy seats.
Here's a look at each route's flight times:
Airlines have been adding more and more new routes and destinations in Europe recently as transatlantic travel demand has exploded. And while JetBlue is a relatively new player in the U.S.-to-Europe market, they've grown fast: Edinburgh and Dublin will give the airline five European destinations.
JetBlue finally launched its long-awaited nonstop service to London-Heathrow (LHR) in 2021 after years of hype and pandemic setbacks, eventually adding flights into London-Gatwick (LGW), too. This summer, the airline added flights to both Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Amsterdam (AMS) to its network.
This latest expansion is evidence that JetBlue's foray into Europe is working. The airline is even doubling down on Paris next year.
Starting next April, JetBlue will add another nonstop route to Paris from Boston (BOS) while adding a second daily departure from New York City, too. These flights will be onboard an Airbus A321LR with 24 Mint suites onboard.
JetBlue's transatlantic expansion is showing no signs of stopping with the new additions of Dublin and Edinburgh to its route map.
Just in time for St. Paddy's Day this spring, flights to Dublin will take off from both of JetBlue's hubs in Boston (BOS) and New York City (JFK) while flights to the Scottish Capital will lift off from New York in late May.