JetBlue to Launch Flights to Amsterdam, Continuing to Disrupt Transatlantic Air Travel with Low Fares and Award-Winning Service.
JetBlue announced plans to continue bringing its unique combination of award-winning service and low fares to transatlantic air travel, with new service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) starting late this summer and service between Boston and Amsterdam to follow.
Amsterdam will be JetBlue’s third transatlantic city following the airline’s successful launch of service to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports in 2021 and its highly anticipated service to Paris coming this June.
“This route is long overdue for some competition,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “For too long the U.S. legacy carriers, backed by their joint ventures with other global airlines that enjoy immunity from antitrust laws, have locked customers in with very expensive fares and mediocre service. Just like we’re doing in London and Paris, we will bring fares down and improve the experience for customers flying between the U.S. and Amsterdam.”
Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint Suite® seats, 114 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. The A321 platform – offering the range of a wide-body but with the economics of a single-aisle aircraft — will allow JetBlue to effectively disrupt the market with the airline’s award-winning service and low fares on flights between the U.S. and Amsterdam. Seats will go on sale in the coming weeks.
JetBlue’s entrance into Amsterdam will introduce a new era of customer-focused, low-fare travel for leisure and business travelers. The airline is currently the sixth largest airline in the U.S. and is known for having the most legroom in coach(a), live television and on-demand entertainment on every seatback, free and fast Fly-Fi broadband internet(b), complimentary snacks and soft drinks and great customer service.