JetBlue (JBLU) received regulatory approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) for transatlantic flights, the authority confirmed on April 19, 2020. The permit will allow the US-based airline to operate transatlantic routes between London, New York, and Boston.

This is the first time British authority has issued such approval to a new operator since the country has left the European Union, the CAA added in a statement. All airlines from outside the United Kingdom have to obtain a Foreign Carrier Permit before operating any flights to, from, or within the UK.