JetBlue has announced the launch date for its transatlantic route to Paris CDG, with tickets now on sale for the daily service.
Business Traveller reported on the carrier’s plans to launch flights between New York and Paris in November last year, and JetBlue has now confirmed that the service will launch on June 29.
Flights will depart JFK at 1709, arriving into Paris CDG’s Terminal 2B at 0655 the following day, with the return leg leaving the French capital at 0855, landing back into New York at 1151.
As with the airline’s routes from New York and Boston to London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the JFK-Paris CDH service will be operated by A321 LR aircraft fitted with 24 Mint Suites and 114 seats in economy.
To celebrate the launch of ticket sales for the new route, JetBlue is offering limited return fares starting from $1,899 in the carrier’s Mint cabin, and $479 in economy.
As previously reported JetBlue will be pipped to the launch of flights on the Paris CDG-New York JFK route by Norse Atlantic Airways, which begins its own daily service from March 26.
Norse Atlantic pips Jetblue to the post with Paris-New York route
Commenting on the news Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue, said:
“Our successful London service proves customers can book low fares without compromising great service.
“We are excited to continue disrupting the transatlantic market and offer business and leisure customers travelling to and from Paris an opportunity to experience our highly acclaimed Mint and core products in a market that has suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for far too long.”