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JetBlue plans Paris flights next summer in trans-Atlantic expansion

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A JetBlue Airways Corp. Airbus A321 plane sits at a gate outside of Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Latest York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Jetblue Airways Corp. is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 25. Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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JetBlue Airways plans to launch flights from Latest York to Paris next summer, a trans-Atlantic expansion it contends will bring down prices on routes dominated by large carriers.

Tickets will go on sale “in the approaching months” for flights between its hub at Latest York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, JetBlue said Wednesday. It plans so as to add flights from Boston to Paris later.

JetBlue began flights to London from Latest York in summer 2021, greater than two years after it first announced its plans. The carrier later added service from its Boston hub. JetBlue had said it could announce a second destination across the Atlantic Ocean this 12 months.

“JetBlue is offering something completely unique to what you get from the large global legacy airlines on these routes,” CEO Robin Hayes said in an organization announcement, referring to large carriers like Delta Air Lines, its partner Air France, and others like United Airlines and American Airlines, which can be in an alliance with JetBlue within the Northeast U.S.

Those airlines account for about 88% of the seats between Latest York-area airports and Paris’ airports from June to August 2023, in line with consulting firm ICF.

JetBlue plans to make use of Airbus A321LR planes on the routes, a long-range version of the narrow-body jetliners.

The Latest York-based airline also has a deal to amass Spirit Airlines, which regulators have not yet approved.

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