jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) has announced it will launch transatlantic flights from New York JFK and Boston to London in 2021 using A321-200neo(LR) aircraft.

The carrier said it will fly "multiple times daily" from both American airports. It is still evaluating which London airport to serve.

jetBlue said it will convert thirteen of its eighty-five A321-200neo on firm order from Airbus into the LR variant, "with the ability to convert more".

The American carrier has been mulling over the decision to launch transatlantic flights for some time.

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, there are currently 55 weekly flights between Boston and London. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Delta Air Lines operated from London Heathrow, while Norwegian UK flies from London Gatwick. There are also 217 weekly flights between London and New York, with British Airways serving New York JFK from Heathrow, Gatwick, and London City (via Shannon on the outbound leg) and New York Newark from Heathrow, Virgin Atlantic serving JFK and Newark from Heathrow, United Airlines - Newark from Heathrow, Delta and American Airlines - JFK from Heathrow, and Norwegian UK - JFK from Gatwick.

In anticipation of jetBlue's planned market entry, earlier this month, Virgin and Delta have announced plans for new Gatwick to Boston and JFK routes to be launched in 2021 as well.