Jetblue has announced plans to add its Mint service to routes from Newark to Los Angeles and San Francisco next month.

The carrier’s transcontinental business class product features fully flat seats with sliding privacy doors, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper, and inflight service including tapas style dining and fresh espresso coffee (although note that the Covid-19 pandemic means that service has been adapted in the short term – more information here).

From July 23 Jetblue will offer up to three Mint flights per day between Newark and Los Angeles, and up to twice daily between Newark and San Francisco.

The news comes as the airline announced plans to add 30 domestic routes to its schedules “in markets where leisure and VFR travel is showing some signs of strength”. This includes several new point-to-point routes from Florida, alongside a focus on key cities.

Jetblue says it intends to operate over half its typical capacity this summer, and will restart operations at nine airports where it had temporarily stopped flying, including Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Houston Intercontinental and Philadelphia International.

A full list of the route launches can be seen here.

Commenting on the news Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning at JetBlue, said:

“Coronavirus has transformed airline route maps, and as we begin to see small signs of recovery, we continue to be flexible with our network plans to respond to demand trends and generate cash in support of our business.

“We’ve selected routes where customers are showing some interest in travel again and where our low fares and award-winning experience will be noticed.”