JetBlue Airways is planning to take delivery of its first Airbus A321LR long-range aircraft next year in time to launch new services to London.
JetBlue is planning to fly from both New York (JFK) and Boston to London in the summer of 2021.
However London airports are slot-controlled. The airline desires to fly to Heathrow Airport (of course) but LHR slots remain elusive unless the slots can be purchased from another airline that is retrenching due to COVID-19.
For now, the carrier will have to split its London operations to two airports – Gatwick (LGW) and Stansted (STN) where it has now secured some slots.
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