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New Route of the Day – Americas (22 May 2024): JetBlue between New York JFK and Edinburgh

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JetBlue launched its latest transatlantic service by introducing seasonal flights between New York JFK and Edinburgh on Wednesday 22 May. The 5,240-kilometre route will be maintained daily and will compete directly against Delta, which also maintains the service every day of the week. JetBlue will deploy its A321 aircraft between the two cities, until its conclusion on 30 September.

Flight B673 departs New York JFK at 21:12 local time, arriving in Edinburgh at 09:30 local time the following morning. The return service, operating as flight B672 takes off from the Scottish airport at 12:30 local time, touching back down in the US at 15:06 local time.

What they said

Marty St. George, President at JetBlue, said: “JetBlue introduces low fares and excellent service in markets previously dominated by high-fare legacy carriers. We are eager to bring our award-winning Mint and core service to Edinburgh, connecting Scotland with the Northeast this summer.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive at Edinburgh Airport, added: “We are thrilled to welcome JetBlue as it expands its European network to include Edinburgh. Transatlantic travel from Edinburgh has been a significant success, and this new route to New York offers passengers more options for travel between Scotland and the USA, strengthening the bond between our two nations.”

John Lamont, UK Government Minister for Scotland, noted: “Our special relationship with the US is reinforced by this new route, which will facilitate travel and strengthen economic ties. This direct connection will promote Scotland as an attractive destination for US visitors and simplify travel for Scots exploring New York and beyond.”

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JetBlue with over 90-weekly Europe flights

JetBlue now serves five European cities and six airports on the continent. The airline began its Europe venture with the introduction of flights from Boston and New York JFK to both London LHR and London LGW in 2021. This was followed by the addition of flights from the two US cities to Amsterdam, as well as from New York JFK to Paris CDG.

This March, JetBlue inaugurated flights from both New York JFK and Boston to Dublin, and between Boston and Paris CDG in April.

During the peak of the summer season, the airline will have a total of 91-weekly flights from the US to Europe, with 13,174 seats available each way. All routes will be maintained daily, with exception to flights from New York JFK to both Paris CDG and London LHR which will run 2-daily.

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