Jetblue has launched its second transatlantic service, with a four-times-weekly route between New York JFK and London’s Gatwick airport.

The new Gatwick service follows the launch of the carrier’s flights between New York and Heathrow in August.

Jetblue said that the Gatwick route – which is set to rise to daily from November – had been “well timed for the long-awaited easing of US entry requirements for travellers from the UK and other European destinations”.

As with the Heathrow service, flights are being operated by the airline’s new A321LR aircraft, fitted with 24 Mint business class suites, and 114 economy seats.

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Flights depart New York JFK at 1950, arriving into Gatwick at 0755 the following day, with the return leg leaving London at 1200 and landing back into New York at 1533.

Jetblue is currently the only carrier to offer nonstop flights between the US and Gatwick – the airline also said that its planned London service from Boston “remains on track to start in summer 2022”.

Commenting on the news Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, Jetblue, said:

“With a 500 per cent increase in Jetblue’s UK bookings following news of easing US entry requirements for international travellers, it’s clear there is significant pent up demand for travel between our two countries and that our Gatwick launch is well timed to meet the growing number of customers returning to the skies.

“Jetblue’s new service at Gatwick – complemented by our recently launched flights at Heathrow – introduces an all-new choice for London travellers who won’t have to choose between an attractive fare and great service as they reunite with family, friends and colleagues on either side of the Atlantic.”