Braving the pandemic and established competition, JetBlue launched transatlantic service from New York (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) on August 11. This week, the airline doubled down on its transatlantic bet, adding service from New York to London Gatwick (LGW).
The launch of the original flights from JFK to Heathrow were well-timed, as on August 2 fully vaccinated travelers were exempted from the UK’s quarantine requirements. (Negative PCR tests are still required.)
Still, JetBlue could only sell to the U.S. half of its potential market, as the Trump-era COVID-19 international travel ban remained in place. But Jeff Zients, the Biden Administration COVID-19 ‘czar,’ recently announced that fully
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