Tickets for JetBlue’s new nonstop service from New York’s JFK Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle are now on sale.
The service, the carrier’s second nonstop transatlantic after its New York to London addition in August 2021, will officially kick off on June 29, 2023. To celebrate, JetBlue is offering limited roundtrip fares starting at $1,899 and €1,299 in Mint and $479 and €399 in core.
The launch is a big deal for JetBlue. According to the airline, France is the world’s most visited country and Paris is currently the largest European destination not served by JetBlue from its northeast hubs in Boston and New York. JetBlue said that it could boost service to the French capital even further in the future.
When the carrier first announced its plans to enter the international market between London and the U.S. in 2019, there were questions about whether or not the service could even be profitable. Instead, the thought was that offering transatlantic service between those cities could help JetBlue further grow its domestic market and better compete against the U.S.’s Big Four airlines.
Now, JetBlue is entering yet another major international market, allowing its current customers to have another option to fly to Europe, and further placing itself alongside those legacy carriers. It also furthers JetBlue’s strength in the Northeast, a region that it serves through its Northeast Alliance (NEA) with American Airlines which has been up and running for more than a year and a half.