Today US carrier Jetblue has announced it will be serving Paris from next year.
Jetblue says it will launch New York JFK to Paris flights in summer 2023. It will be Jetblue’s second transatlantic destination following the airline launch of service to London in August 2021.
Jetblue says it will follow the launch of the New York JFK to Paris flight by flights from Boston to Paris.
Note that schedule details are sketchy at this stage and that bookings will not open until a few months’ time.
Says Robin Hayes, CEO Jetblue, “We are offering something completely unique to what you get from the big legacy airlines on these routes. The response to our London service is proof that combining great service with low fares works.”
One example of this is how Jetblue offers not just good premium products but how it has upped the game with its economy class catering, as Business Traveller reported last year.
Personally, I believe Paris makes sense and not solely because of the attractions the French capital can offer for business and leisure travellers alike.
Readers will have read our many reports on how Paris is linked to the European high-speed (HS) rail network with TGVs (and now Trenitalia) providing easier access to Italy. Plus the TGV running to the French regions and those international HS links to the Benelux, Germany and Switzerland. Overseas visitors qualify for the Eurail pass.
Jetblue currently has a total of five daily flights between the United States and the United Kingdom, serving both New York JFK and Boston from both London Gatwick and Heathrow.