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JetBlue makes the New York-London transatlantic "big leap"

The air connections of the American carrier thus cover 26 countries

The inaugural direct flight took place today on A-321 aircraft, Long Range of course ...

America's largest airline, Jet Blue, announced today that it has officially entered the transatlantic market with a new non-stop service between New York's "John F. Kennedy International Airport" and London-Heathrow Airport. This first flight between the US and UK landed at Heathrow just before 10am local time. The connection "aimed at shaking the transatlantic market with a service at attractive rates", writes the company in a note, is also the first ever service that JetBlue operates outside its usual network of over 100 cities to which it flies in all the Americas. But this is only a first "preview" because, according to what the CEO Robin Hayes enthusiastically declared, the launch of the Boston-London route is also on next year's plans.

With this new service to the UK, the airline now operates in 26 countries. Flights between New York and Heathrow this August will be operated every day, then move to four times a week in September. The aircraft used is an Airbus A-321LR.

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