The launch follows the start of JetBlue’s flights from New York to Amsterdam last month.
JetBlue has taken another key step in expanding its transatlantic offering by operating its first scheduled flight from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS). The services will operate daily, and their launch marks the second new transatlantic JetBlue route to the Dutch capital in as many months.
The inaugural passenger-carrying rotation of JetBlue flight B6-31 from Boston to Amsterdam departed yesterday evening, with FlightRadar24.com showing that it took to the skies at 21:21 local time. After a swift transatlantic crossing that lasted just six hours and 10 minutes, the service touched down in Amsterdam this morning at 09:31 local time. Martha Sheridan, Meet Boston’s President & CEO, stated:
“The Netherlands is a very important overseas source market for us, annually sending more than 30,000 visitors to our region and these visitors inject upwards of $35 million into our regional economy. JetBlue’s expansion into key European markets is a critical conduit for Boston to fully recover its market share of international visitors.”
Today will mark the first westbound rotation on this route, with JetBlue flight B6-32 scheduled to depart Amsterdam for Boston at 11:35 local time this morning. The New York-headquartered hybrid carrier will operate these flights on a daily basis going forward, using its low-density Airbus A321LR jets with 138 seats.
The route’s commencement follows JetBlue’s launch of flights from New York JFK to Amsterdam Schiphol, which took place at the end of last month. These services are also operating on a daily basis, and the airline is hopeful that its new Boston flights will see similar success to the Amsterdam route’s first few weeks. Commenting on the launch, Dave Clark, JetBlue’s Head of Revenue & Planning, stated that:
“Our recently launched Amsterdam service from New York has already been very successful, and we are thrilled to expand our low fares and great service to Amsterdam to our Boston customers. Adding nonstop service to Amsterdam benefits business and leisure customers who have suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for decades, and brings more options to our customers in our New England focus city.”
JetBlue is marking the launch with low fares for passengers originating at either end of this corridor. For those flying from the US, round-trip tickets are available from $499, with return fares in Mint business class starting at $2,199. Flying from the Netherlands, tickets start at €399 ($433) and €1,599 ($1,712) respectively.
JetBlue will face stiff competition on this route, as SkyTeam giants KLM and Delta Air Lines both serve the corridor using larger widebodies, namely Boeing 777s and Airbus A330s respectively. Data from the US Department of Transportation shows that Amsterdam was Boston’s fourth-busiest international route in 2021/22, with KLM and Delta combining to carry 278,768 passengers.