JetBlue is expanding its transatlantic routes with a new daily nonstop flight between New York and Paris, set to launch on June 29, 2023. The new JetBlue flights to Paris are an expansion following the airline’s successful London service launch in August 2021, using its specially configured Airbus A321LR fleet.
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JetBlue adding Boston and New York to Paris flights
JetBlue is adding service to Paris from both Boston and New York. The first of those routes is now on sale.
The new daily nonstop flight from New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) starts June 29, 2023. The airline will operate the 3,635-mile flight using an Airbus A321LR.
Tickets from New York are now on sale. The new JetBlue flights to Paris are being offered with introductory fares starting at $479 roundtrip in economy and $1,899 roundtrip in business class for those originating in New York. Unsurprisingly, prices from Europe are better, particularly in the premium cabin. Those originating in Paris will pay €399 roundtrip in economy and €1,299 roundtrip in business class for those originating in Paris.
The airline has yet to announce the details of the Boston to Paris route, which is expected to launch later this year. The new Paris service comes as the latest addition to JetBlue’s transatlantic expansion, made possible by its specially configured Airbus A321LR fleet.
Basics of JetBlue’s Airbus A321LRs TATL Flights
JetBlue’s A321LRs have a total of 138 seats, including 24 Mint business class seats and 114 economy class seats, with 24 of those being extra legroom seats.
JetBlue offers a high-quality soft product in all cabins, including complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi, seatback TVs, and live TV programming.
JetBlue’s Mint business class cabins boast 22 fully flat Mint Suites, with direct aisle access and privacy doors, and two Mint Studios in the first row, featuring even more room and a buddy seat feature.
The airline’s core experience is also enhanced by its partnership with New York-based restaurant group Dig, bringing its signature build-your-own dining concept to tray tables at 35,000 feet.
The airline’s success with its Mint business class offering has already had a major impact on premium domestic market pricing.
Its entry into Paris will undoubtedly put pressure on legacy carriers like Air France and Delta. However, JetBlue faces challenges with limited frequencies, lack of connections, and no lounges on these flights. Notably, JetBlue’s transatlantic flights are not part of its Northeast Partnership with American Airlines.
JetBlue hopes that its attractive fares and higher-quality product onboard than competitors should make it a compelling choice for leisure and business travelers.
JetBlue’s new daily nonstop flight between New York and Paris is now on sale, with attractive introductory fares for both economy and business class passengers. The airline’s expansion into the transatlantic market, made possible by its specially configured Airbus A321LR fleet. While the airline may face some challenges in attracting business traffic and corporate contracts, its success in other markets bodes well for its ability to disrupt the market currently dominated by high-fare legacy carriers to and from Paris.