Aer Lingus’s US partner JetBlue is set to begin its own transatlantic flights and Ireland is on their radar.
The company has bought a fleet of Airbus 321 planes and have already announced flights from New York and Boston to London.
Speaking to the New York Times, CEO Robin Hayes said that the craft could open more European cities to JetBlue such as “Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam.”
The plan could have major implications for Aer Lingus as they currently fly into and depart from JetBlue’s terminals in New York and Boston.
The companies have been partners for eleven years, offering connections on each others’ flights from Irish and US airports to passengers flying between Europe and North America.
Aer Lingus stressed their relationship with JetBlue to date was “mutually beneficial,” adding that it looked forward many successful years working with its US partner.
“Aer Lingus’s mission to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic is enabled by many factors, including our key 11-year relationship with JetBlue,” the airline said.
JetBlue is highly popular with American travelers with lower fares and for having the best legroom and live TV.
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