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JetBlue Formally Begins Dublin-US Routes

US low fares airline JetBlue has officially started its much-anticipated transatlantic services to and from Ireland – with its debut flights between New York/JFK and Boston Logan International Airport and Dublin Airport taking off today.

The Irish routes will operate through to September 30 and JetBlue aims to be a disruptor in the transatlantic sector.

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

JetBlue entered the transatlantic sector in 2021 – launching a London-US route. It has since expanded its US-Europe route network to include Paris, Amsterdam and now Dublin.

Travellers from the US 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.

Dublin Airport managing director, Gary McLean, said: “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 the Dublin Airport looks forward to working with JetBlue tonight ensure they are a flying success.”

“We are delighted that JetBlue has chosen to initiate new nonstop services to Ireland. The introduction of the new routes from New York and Boston to Dublin is exciting news for tourism to the island of Ireland. We look forward to working closely with JetBlue to maximize the promotion of these services. Direct, convenient, and competitive access is critical to tourism,” said Alice Mansergh, Tourism Ireland CEO.

“Tourism Ireland is committed to working with airline partners like JetBlue and other key partners to drive demand for these new routes, and, through our multi-faceted campaigns, to communicate to consumers the ease and convenience of traveling from the East Coast to Ireland and the great experiences and warm welcome that awaits.”

JetBlue features:

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.

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 as well as innovative, fresh meals crafted specifically for the A321neo with Mint aircraft.

All customers stay connected throughout the flight with fast, free and unlimited high-speed Fly-Fi and have access to a wide selection of entertainment, including exclusive content from Peacock. To honour the new destination, JetBlue’s seatback screens will also offer a curated catalogue of Irish entertainment, including films such as Belfast, Once and Brooklyn, and specially-curated audio stories about Ireland from travel storytelling platform Autio.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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