JetBlue has been allocated 270 slots for flights to and from Heathrow Airport. On Friday, Airport Coordination Limited, the slot coordinator for London’s Heathrow airport (LHR), released an updated report for the summer 2021 schedule, which includes the aforementioned slots given to JetBlue for its inaugural transatlantic service.
180 slots have been allocated for flight to New York-JFK and the remaining 90 are earmarked for service to Boston.
JetBlue will fly to Terminal 2 at LHR, per the slot filings.
The carrier has received 14 slots beginning during the week of Aug. 2, so daily London service could theoretically begin then. That number jumps to 22 for the week of Sept. 13, and then climbs to 28 during the week of Sept. 20, through the end of the season on Oct. 30, reported The Points Guy.
Each slot can be used for one takeoff or landing, so a round-trip itinerary requires a pair of them.
It remains to be seen if these slots are permanent, or just allocated temporarily during the demand downturn and associated usage waivers due to the pandemic.
According to JetBlue, however, no decision has been made yet as to which London airport(s) it’ll fly to, as it explained in a statement.