US based JetBlue airways’ CEO Robin Hayes confirmed that the airline is still on track to launch transatlantic flights to London with single aisle plane.
While it may be later than originally intended to fly, JetBlue will begin flying from Boston and New York to London sometime before the end of next summer.
JetBlue will be using Airbus A321LR and A321XLR aircraft to fly both the routes, both of which offer unbeatable fuel efficiency and will allow JetBlue to offer very attractive pricing for both their Mint and economy class products.
The airline already confirmed in September last year that the Mint cabin would likely be larger than what is seen in the US right now. The airline told Simple Flying at the time,
“[The A321LR] will include more than the 16 seats currently configured on our existing A321s with Mint with personalized service from hospitality-trained JetBlue crewmembers.”
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