Along those lines, I wouldn't be surprised if JetBlue is planning to cut back LGA shuttle frequency and repurposing that capacity to leisure destinations post covid. Especially with the AA partnership giving JetBlue FF an option.
JetBlue already announced slots at London Stansted and Gatwick.
So Norwegian is abandoning its 787 fleet and TATL operations, which in turn opens a number of slots at LGW.
Connecting the dots here, could this be the opening JetBlue was waiting for in order to officially announce London?
the airline in 2019 was the largest foreign carrier in New York, carrying more than two million passengers to Europe and other destinations.
Long-haul service was provided by the airline’s 37 widebody 787 Dreamliners. Norwegian has both the 787-8 (291 seats, 8,823 mile range), and the 787-9 (344 seats, 9,196 mile range.)
Average prices for new 787-8 models run around $248 million, while a new 787-9 is pegged at $292 million. (Obviously, aircraft prices are highly negotiable.) How about a used one? Controller.com has a 787-8 built in 2017 listed at $122 million, with three others “Call for price.”