May 19 (UPI) -- For the first time, JetBlue Airways will fly passengers across the Atlantic to London, the carrier said Wednesday.
JetBlue announced service from New York to London beginning in August.
JetBlue said it will fly between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport. Service to Gatwick will begin in late September.
The carrier is based at Kennedy Airport.
JetBlue had previously intended to start service to London earlier, but the plan was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The pandemic has opened doors to London's two busiest airports, and we look forward to bringing customers low fares and great service at both Heathrow and Gatwick," JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said in a statement.
"We're ready to change [things] with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers. We've always said that JetBlue would serve multiple London airports, and we're pleased to have secured a path at Heathrow and for long-term growth at Gatwick."
JetBlue also said Wednesday it will begin flying to London from Boston in the summer of 2022.