JetBlue just announced that they are adding a third European route to their roster later this summer, making your European vacation one step closer to a reality.
The low-cost airline will offer flights directly from NYC’s JFK Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. So brush up on your Dutch and start looking to book a canal cruise!
Once the new route launches, flights will go out daily, JetBlue shared with Travel + Leisure.
JetBlue’s announcement about servicing passengers from NYC to Amsterdam comes just before the airline launches their first flights to Paris this June. Both new routes to Amsterdam and Paris have expanded the airline’s service throughout Europe, after JetBlue first launched transatlantic flights to London in August 2021.
“This route is long overdue for some competition,” Robin Hayes, chief executive officer of JetBlue, told T+L. “For too long the U.S. legacy carriers… 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.”
Hayes also shared that they’re confident many stakeholders “will be delighted by JetBlue when they see first-hand the positive impact [they] can make and [they] look forward to working together with Dutch officials to ensure long-term success in the market.”
Passengers will board a single-aisle Airbus A321LR aircraft fitted with 138 seats. Though tickets aren’t on sale yet, they are expected to become available in the coming weeks, JetBlue shared in a statement.
JetBlue also noted that additional flights to Amsterdam will eventually be offered from Boston.
“JetBlue’s new service to Amsterdam will provide the airline with a high-visibility presence at another top airport in Europe and establish a new customer base of travellers looking to connect between Europe and the US,” said the airline.