Posted on: 12 May 2014 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways and Turkish Airlines have announced the launch of a unilateral codeshare to provide expanded travel options for customers.
Turkish Airlines is now placing its "TK" code unilaterally on select JetBlue-operated flights to/from New York JFK and Boston Logan airports. Flights are available immediately through travel agencies and Turkish Airlines reservations.
The JetBlue-Turkish Airlines codeshare allows customers to purchase tickets combining flights on both carriers and enjoy one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in on their day of departure.
Turkish Airlines offers up to three daily flights between New York and its hub at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, and has just inaugurated the first-ever nonstop service between Istanbul and Boston.
Through JetBlue, international travellers will have access to 24 key US destinations including Baltimore, Maryland; Buffalo, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Jacksonville, Florida; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Rochester, New York; and Tampa, Florida.
“We are delighted to begin codeshare operations with Turkish Airlines just as the carrier is expanding its USA network to include our growing Boston focus city,” remarked Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice-president of network planning. “More and more international carriers are being attracted to Boston Logan in part because of JetBlue’s expanding route network, and that's great news for travellers as well as the local economy.”
Initial codeshare destinations via Boston and/or New York are Burlington, Vermont; Buffalo, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Fort Myers and Jacksonville, all Florida; Long Beach/Los Angeles, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Portland, Maine; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; Rochester, New York; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida; Syracuse, New York; Tampa, Florida; and West Palm Beach, Florida.