JetBlue Acquires 42 Slots At Two London Airports


JetBlue has managed to get hold of slots at London’s Gatwick and Stansted airports. The slots allow the US carrier to start transatlantic flights from Boston and New York JFK with its new Airbus A321LRs in the second half of 2021.

Routes Online reported this on Wednesday based on data from slot coordinator ACL. JetBlue had also requested slots for Heathrow Airport, but this request was denied.

At Gatwick, JetBlue was allocated 14 of the 28 requested slots. At Stansted, JetBlue took possession of all 28 requested slots. This enables the airline to operate a maximum of two daily return flights from that airport.

ACL’s data would indicate that the airline plans to fly from New York to Gatwick and from Boston to Stansted.

JetBlue is still awaiting its first A321LR, the long-range version of the A321neo with which the company intends to operate trans-Atlantic flights. The first A321LR built for JetBlue made its first test flight on Tuesday.

On Tuesday it was announced that JetBlue will host the next IATA annual meeting. Subject to the lifting of international travel restrictions, it will take place in Boston at the end of June 2021.

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