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JetBlue announces flights from Boston to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports

American airline JetBlue has announced new flights from Boston to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports. These flights will complement the carrier’s existing flights from New York to London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Boston to London Gatwick

Starting 19th July 2022, JetBlue will operate a daily flight between Boston Logan International Airport and London Gatwick Airport with the following schedule:

  • Boston-London Gatwick
  • Departure time: 18:37
  • Arrival time: 06:35 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 58 minutes
  • Flight number: B62104
  • Frequency: Daily
  • London Gatwick-Boston
  • Departure time: 12:15
  • Arrival time: 15:12
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 47 minutes
  • Flight number: B61926
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Note: This flight starts from 20th July 2022

Stephanie Wear, Vice President – Aviation Development, Gatwick Airport, said:

Teams from VINCI Airports and Gatwick are working hard to add more connections so that travel, tourism and the economy can resume at large scale. It was fantastic news when JetBlue joined the Gatwick family last September, offering daily flights to New York, so we are delighted it will be adding a second low-cost, high-value service to the wonderful city of Boston from July. This new route highlights the already great success of JetBlue at Gatwick, and the importance of Gatwick to airlines and customers. JetBlue’s new service to Boston is a really exciting route to be adding to Gatwick’s expanding long-haul network, providing passengers with access to a 10th destination in North America this summer.

Gatwick is the second busiest U.K. airport and provides JetBlue with an important presence where it can grow its base of travellers. JetBlue operates from the North Terminal at London Gatwick Airport.

Boston to London Heathrow

Starting 22nd August 2022, the airline will operate a daily flight between Boston Logan International Airport and London Heathrow Airport with the following schedule:

  • Boston-London Heathrow
  • Departure time: 18:32
  • Arrival time: 06:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 58 minutes
  • Flight number: B61620
  • Frequency: Daily
  • London Heathrow-Boston
  • Departure time: 08:25
  • Arrival time: 11:13
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 48 minutes
  • Flight number: B61621
  • Frequency: Daily

Ross Baker, Chief Commercial Officer, London Heathrow Airport, said:

We are delighted to see JetBlue expand their operations into the U.K., including a new route linking London and Bostonthrough Heathrow, the U.K.’s only hub airport. It is fantastic that demand for transatlantic travel is increasing as the U.K. and U.S. markets continue to open, boosting connectivity for customers and businesses.

JetBlue operates from Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport.

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JetBlue’s expansion in London

Once the Boston flights start, JetBlue will operate 4 daily flights to London – 2 from New York and 2 from Boston. All of these flights will be operated by Airbus A321LR (Long Range) aircraft featuring 24 Mint Suites (Business Class) and 114 standard Economy Class seats (including extra-legroom seats).

Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue, said:

Our strategy of flying to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports has been a success for us in New York, and we’ve secured slots to be able to do the same in Boston, becoming the only airline in New England offering flights to London’s two main airports. Our London service has been an incredible success so far and we’ve been able to go in with our unbeatable JetBlue service and experience and bring down fares on a traditionally overpriced route – the JetBlue Effect in action. We’re ready to do the same at Logan as we advance our growth strategies in both Boston and London.

Gavin Landry, Executive Vice President, The Americas, VisitBritain, said:

We are thrilled to hear of JetBlue’s further expansion into London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports with its service from Boston. With international travel on the rise and the removal of all travel restrictions to Britain, we know travelers across the US are eager to return to Britainand experience all that is waiting for them. Now, with JetBlue’s new routes and VisitBritain’s messages of welcome and reassurance, it is time to share the stories of Another Side of Britain, made up of our vibrant and diverse cities, renowned heritage, contemporary culture, and so much more.

JetBlue is Boston’s largest airline and will operate approximately 150 daily departures and offer more seats than any other carrier at Logan this summer. JetBlue also serves more nonstop destinations than any other airline in Boston with nearly 70 nonstop routes across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. The airline’s New England focus city is home to nearly 4,000 crewmembers and it plans to hire more this year.

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