JetBlue Airways can be expanding into the Great North.
In a closing week, the airline stated it was “considering” adding service to Canada, according to The Points Guy, after Canadian airline WestJet has proposed a partnership with Delta Air Lines.
While Delta claimed the deal might decrease opposition at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, airlines including JetBlue, Southwest and Alaska Airlines filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT), pushing the organizer to place situations at the partnership.
The airways are petitioning for the DOT to rule in opposition to an extraordinary WestJet/Delta partnership. However, Delta and WestJet say that the company should open up six new routes, together with Chicago to Toronto, FlightGlobal reported.
The submitting did not incorporate any further facts about JetBlue’s hobby in Canada, so we don’t understand to where or when the airline would fly.
The DOT has given airlines till December 23 to reply to JetBlue’s filing. After that time, they may make a selection about the proposed partnership at LaGuardia, which could affect JetBlue’s (potential) enlargement into Canada.
Canada would no longer be the first international enlargement for JetBlue. Earlier this year, the airline announced its transatlantic carrier to London (from the east coast) would begin in 2021. And this month, JetBlue announced its longest flight: a 6.5-hour ride from New York City to Guayaquil, Ecuador, called the “gateway to the Galapagos.”