On June 29, 2023, the inaugural JetBlue flight to Paris took off from New York (JFK), landing six and a half hours later at Charles-de-Gaulle airport (CDG).
This long-awaited Transatlantic service was operated by an Airbus A321LRneo aircraft, registration N4074J, which had already visited France the preceding week. On that occasion, though, it was part of the static display at the Paris Air Show, held at Le Bourget airport between 19 and 25 June.
This narrow body aircraft is fitted with a two-class cabin featuring 24 Mint suites and 114 economy class seats.
JetBlue’s new route to the France adds to both JetBlue’s international growth program and the services it already operates to the UK. There, it serves two of London’s airport, Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW), from both New York (JFK) and Boston-Logan (BOS).
Flights between New York and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), the airline’s fourth destination in Europe, are expected to start on August 29, 2023.
JetBlue’s CEO Robin Hayes also confirmed that the airline will launch an additional service to Paris CDG from Boston at some point during 2024.
And while JetBlue is new to mainland France, Paris CDG is not the first JetBlue destination on French soil. The American airline serves already Pointe-à-Pitre, in the French overseas ‘département’ of Guadeloupe, which despite being in the Caribbean is considered an integral part of France.