Posted on: 18 April 2012 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways and Emirates have announced a codeshare agreement to connect the carriers’ networks via New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The two airlines have been interline partners since 2010, enabling customers to enjoy the convenience of a single combined ticket for Emirates and JetBlue-operated flights, plus other benefits including one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.
Tickets featuring an Emirates flight number will soon be available for sale for JetBlue-operated connections between New York/JFK and Boston (BOS); Burlington, Vermont (BTV); Buffalo, New York (BUF); Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT); Chicago/O’Hare (ORD); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL); Jacksonville, Florida (JAX); Orlando, Florida (MCO); Portland, Maine (PWM); Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU); Tampa, Florida (TPA); and Washington/Dulles (IAD).
“Emirates’ network within the United States will soon extend to almost 20 cities through our partner JetBlue, making flying to the US from the Gulf, Middle East, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East smoother and more convenient than ever before,” noted Thierry Antinori, executive vice-president of passenger sales worldwide, Emirates. “JetBlue shares our passion for innovation and best-in-class services, and we look forward to continuing to grow the relationship as we seek new ways to build our presence within the United States.”
“We are pleased to expand upon our successful relationship with Emirates through this new codeshare at JFK, where JetBlue is the number one domestic airline,” declared Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s vice-president of network planning and partnerships. “Emirates has been a terrific travel partner for JetBlue, affording our customers easy access to all corners of the globe in comfort and style.”
From JFK, Emirates offers two daily nonstop flights to its global hub in Dubai, including service aboard its flagship Airbus A380 and its ultra long range Boeing 777-300ER.