JetBlue is adding to its list of Europe destinations. The airline announced Tuesday it would offer flights from New York to Amsterdam.
Starting “late this summer,” the new route will fly depart from New York’s John G. Kennedy International Airport to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol daily.
The airline is expected to add Boston to Amsterdam down the line.
“This route is long overdue for some competition,” Robin Hayes, the chief executive officer at Jet Blue told T+L. “For too long the U.S. legacy carriers… have locked customers in with very expensive fares and mediocre service. Just like we’re doing in London and Paris, we will bring fares down and improve the experience for customers flying between the U.S. and Amsterdam.”
The new flights will be flown on the carrier’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft, which features 24 Mint Suite Seats and 114 core seats.
“Our formula of combining a customer-centric experience and everyday low fares isn’t something you find in Europe,” Hayes added. “We’re confident that customers, Amsterdam airport officials, and the Dutch government will be delighted by JetBlue when they see first-hand the positive impact we can make and we look forward to working together with Dutch officials to ensure long-term success in the market.”
Last month, Jet Blue announced flights from New York to Paris that begin in June, the airline’s first destination in continental Europe. The carrier also flies to London, which begin in 2021.
The Amsterdam flights will offer travels popular amenities like unlimited free high-speed Wi-Fi, live TV channels, and extra-large overhead bins. Travelers will also be able to enjoy the airline’s partnership with fast-casual restaurant Dig and its unique build-your-own meal concept.
Customers may see flight deals to Amsterdam in the coming weeks.