Tuesday, April 11, 2023

JetBlue launches flights to Amsterdam as demand for transatlantic travel rise

JetBlue Airways Corp will launch flights to Amsterdam as it looks to cash in on the soaring demand for transatlantic travel, the New York-based low cost carrier said on Tuesday.

The move comes days after a Dutch court overruled a government plan to cap flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport in 2023-2024 and at a time when online searches by Americans for flights to Europe are surging despite soaring air fares and risks of gridlock at some of the airports in the continent.

The three big U.S. carriers have increased transatlantic capacity by 22% this year, according to aviation analytics company Cirium.

JetBlue's service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK/KJFK) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM) will commence late this summer, the company said in a statement, adding that bookings will begin in the coming weeks.

(Aishwarya Nair - Reuters)


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