NEW YORK — JetBlue announced plans to expand its transatlantic service into Continental Europe with a new route to Paris starting next summer. Paris will be JetBlue's second transatlantic destination following the airline's successful launch of London route in August 2021.

With flights to both London and Paris, JetBlue aims to compete with high-fare legacy carriers dominating these routes.

"JetBlue is offering something completely unique to what you get from the big global legacy airlines on these routes – where a single high-fare joint venture operates nearly three-quarters of the flying," said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer of JetBlue.

"The response to our London service is proof that combining great service with low fares works. We can't wait to bring our reimagined Mint and core offerings to Continental Europe's most visited city."

JetBlue plans to launch nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in summer 2023, and will later add nonstop service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Paris-CDG. 

With this new service, JetBlue targets to increase its presence and visibility at one of the major global hubs, where it can allure travelers looking to fly between Europe and the U.S.

JetBlue operates the A321LR, the long-range variant of Airbus' A321neo Family. The same aircraft will be used on New York - Paris route as well. The airline has 13 A321XLR on order, the extended long-range variant of the A320neo Family, which will enable the US carrier to launch new transatlantic routes from 2024.