Posted on: 22 March 2011 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airwaysand Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced a new transatlantic interline partnership that links the networks of the two carriers.
Travellers can connect from London, Glasgow and Manchester on Virgin Atlantic onward to JetBlue’s domestic flights serving destinations including Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; San Diego, California; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Tampa, Florida.
The airlines will interline in the following Virgin Atlantic-operated transatlantic markets that depart from JetBlue’s Boston, New York, Washington and Orlando focus cities: Boston–London Heathrow, New York JFK–London Heathrow, Orlando–Glasgow, Orlando–London Gatwick, Orlando–Manchester and Washington Dulles–London Heathrow.
"JetBlue is pleased to begin interline service with a transatlantic leader of Virgin Atlantic’s calibre," declared Scott Resnick, JetBlue’s director of airline partnerships. "With its focus on cultivating a distinctive brand and creating a customer experience that travellers prefer, Virgin Atlantic shares a similar philosophy with JetBlue. We look forward to welcoming their customers to the growing JetBlue network and to giving ours more options to the UK."
Edmond Rose, director of commercial and revenue planning for Virgin Atlantic, remarked, "We are delighted to begin this interline co-operation with JetBlue. This partnership will offer Virgin Atlantic passengers a streamlined journey between our four UK airports and many cities across the US and Puerto Rico, enjoying the highest standards of service throughout their travels."