Already the only United States airline to serve both of London's main airports, Gatwick and Heathrow, JetBlue has just announced the launch of a new flight from John. F Kennedy International Airport to Heathrow.
Beginning March 25, the carrier will operate a plane leaving New York at 8:30am local time and arriving in London at 8:45pm local time. The westbound service, from London to New York, will depart Europe at 8:25am and reach its American destination by 11:40am.
The new offering is an exciting one considering that, traditionally, eastbound transatlantic flights happen overnight. Folks boarding JetBlue's Airbus A321LR will actually get to spend the wee hours in London when opting for the new route, as opposed to landing at the destination feeling groggy after a red-eye.
Interested travelers can already purchase tickets for the daytime flights on JetBlue's website.
"JetBlue's multi-airport approach in London, with diversified flying at two of the U.K.’s busiest airports, has already allowed the airline to grow a meaningful customer base of loyal transatlantic fliers and build valuable relationships with key teams at both airports," the airline said in an official statement.
To note: the new route forced JetBlue to drop one of its previously running flights between JFK and Gatwick. That being said, the airline will still operate a total of three daily trips between the destinations.