The US justice department has argued a growing alliance between the two carriers had created a “de facto merger” in the New York and Boston markets, reducing competition.
JetBlue has entered the transatlantic market with a new, non-stop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London Heathrow.
Ahead of the G7 meeting in Cornwall later this month, aviation leaders from the UK and US said the lifting of restrictions was essential to igniting an economic recovery.
JetBlue will enter the transatlantic market later this year, offering flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both Gatwick and Heathrow in London.
JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first A321LR aircraft from Airbus. The planes, of which the carrier has 13 on order, will be utilised to launch highly-anticipated transatlantic services.
American Airlines and JetBlue are making it easy for customers to return to travel while continuing to deliver on the promise of growth and customer choice as a result of their north-east alliance.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has provided regulatory approval to US-based airline, JetBlue, allowing it to operate transatlantic routes between London, New York and Boston.
American is also introducing 18 new routes beginning this summer, including six new routes from JFK to Latin America and the Caribbean.
The new cabin will feature 24 private suites with a sliding door for every customer, a custom-designed seat cushion by Tuft & Needle and a range of new design touches.
The pair hope the deal will offer seamless connectivity for travellers in the north-east of the United States, as well as more choice for customers across domestic and international networks.
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