Travelbiz E-Zine
14
March
2024

Love at First Flight A JetBlue Celebration

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JetBlue takes off from Dublin to New York and Boston.

Don Shearer (Travelbiz) checked in with Caitriona Toner (Senior Sales Manager JetBlue Ireland), Maja Gedosev (General Manager for Europe JetBlue),  Francis McCabe (Sales Support Coordinator JetBlue Ireland) and Jayne O’Brien, Head of Marketing and Loyalty in Dublin Airports Platinum Services Lounge, this morning to celebrate the inaugural JetBlue direct flights to Boston and New York.  From the very impressive Platinum lounge Don got to board the JetBlue A321 Neo with the Dublin Airport team of Edel Redmond, Michelle O’Reilly, Ciara O’Brien and daa CEO Kenny Jacobs.

JetBlue – currently the sixth largest airline in the U.S. – is known for having the most legroom in coach, live television and on-demand entertainment on every seatback, free and fast Fly-Fi broadband internet, complimentary snacks and soft drinks and great customer service. The airline’s entrance into Dublin will introduce a new era of customer-focused, low-fare travel for leisure and business travellers.

Daily Nonstop Seasonal Service from Dublin to New York and Boston Introduces the Airline’s Award-Winning Mint® and Core Product Offerings to its Fourth Transatlantic Market.

To Celebrate Launches, Limited Roundtrip Fares Starting at $399, $499, €399, €499 in Core and $1999, $2499, €1999, €2499 in Mint Available.

JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) announced it has expanded its transatlantic offerings with new, nonstop flights taking off from Dublin to New York and Boston today. Daily summer-seasonal service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from Dublin Airport (DUB) will operate through September 30, 2024, and reinforce JetBlue’s role as a disruptor in the industry as it brings low fares and great service to these popular routes.

JetBlue has disrupted the transatlantic market since it first launched flights to London in 2021 offering a fresh, innovative, customer-focused experience without the historically high fares of legacy carriers. Since then, JetBlue has expanded its portfolio to include Paris, Amsterdam and now Dublin, and will continue its growth in Europe with seasonal flights to Edinburgh and additional frequencies to Paris later this spring.

“JetBlue’s entrance into Dublin is set to introduce a new era of low fares and great service between Ireland and the Northeast,” said Joanna Geraghty, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “We look forward to introducing our award-winning Mint and Core service to business and leisure customers travelling to and from Dublin just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day and the summer holiday season.”

Travellers from the U.S. account for nearly 20% of all overseas tourism to Ireland, and Dublin has been among the most requested European destinations previously not served by JetBlue. With a strong, historic connection between Ireland and the United States – especially JetBlue’s Northeast focus cities, New York and Boston – that draws millions of travellers each way annually, JetBlue continues to deliver on its commitment to bring customers to the places they most want to go. Customers travelling from Dublin can conveniently connect to other destinations JetBlue serves from New York and Boston across the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America.

“The arrival of JetBlue to Dublin Airport is very good news for both passengers and Ireland and these new direct routes between Dublin and New York and Boston are going to prove really popular. Demand for transatlantic travel has never been higher, with stronger than ever business links continuing to grow between Ireland and the US. These new services from JetBlue will mean greater choice and value for our passengers and Dublin Airport looks forward to working with JetBlue to ensure they are a flying success,” said Gary McLean, Managing Director, Dublin Airport.

Commenting further, Alice Mansergh, Chief Executive Designate of Tourism Ireland, said “The launch of JetBlue’s new flights from New York and Boston is really good news for tourism from the all-important US market to Ireland. As an island destination, we know there’s a proven correlation between direct, convenient access and growth in inbound tourism, so these new flights will certainly help boost visitor numbers and the overall economic value of tourism from the United States in 2024 and beyond. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with JetBlue, Dublin Airport and our other key partners, to drive demand for these transatlantic flights, and all other services to Ireland, to help maintain our vital network of routes and services.”

With this new destination, JetBlue is once again disrupting transatlantic service with an elevated experience specially designed for its Airbus A321neo with Mint aircraft. The airline’s Mint premium experience offers customers fully lie-flat private suites with a sliding door and a custom-designed seat cushion developed by innovative mattress company Tuft & Needle. In addition to countless intuitive design touches, every customer will feel at home in the air with the newly launched Mint amenity kits. Tucked into a stylish and reusable foldable backpack designed by Caraa, the new amenity kits contain popular wellness products from New York-based brands Dr. Denis Gross and Plus Ultra, in addition to Tuft & Needle sleep amenities. Mint customers enjoy delicious, restaurant-style small plates curated by Delicious Hospitality Group’s (DHG) popular New York City restaurants Legacy Records, Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones. Their inventive culinary style and hospitality expertise brings the best inflight dining experience to Mint tray tables.

JetBlue’s industry-leading core experience offers a new level of service to customers who generally fly “coach” but still want a great experience at an attractive fare. Core customers enjoy a boutique-style experience no matter where they sit with the most legroom in coach(a) as well as innovative, fresh meals crafted specifically for the A321neo with Mint aircraft. JetBlue worked with NYC-based culinary partner DIG to design an innovative and high-quality menu that more closely aligns with the beloved culinary experience on JetBlue’s A321 Long Range transatlantic routes. Upon launch, options for core customers will include crepes with smoked turkey, brie and caramelised onion jam; herb and cheese frittata; pesto pasta salad with grilled chicken; and sesame noodles with ginger garlic tofu, carrots and daikon.

All customers stay connected throughout the flight with fast, free and unlimited high-speed Fly-Fi(b) and have access to a wide selection of entertainment, including exclusive content from Peacock. To honor the new destination, JetBlue’s seatback screens will also offer a curated catalog of Irish entertainment, including films such as Belfast, Once and Brooklyn, and specially-curated audio stories about Ireland from travel storytelling platform Autio. All customers are able to enjoy a multi-screen experience onboard – just like they do at home.

For more details on JetBlue’s transatlantic service, visit HERE.

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