Posted on: 17 April 2012 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) are expanding their current interline partnership into a codeshare agreement between the carriers’ two networks in Tokyo and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport as well as Boston Logan International Airport.
The new agreement coincides with JAL’s brand new service from Boston to Tokyo Narita using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the only nonstop flight from New England to Asia. Japan Airlines also offers daily nonstop service to Narita from JFK, and customers may also continue to book tickets for combined interline travel on JetBlue and Japan Airlines through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
“In addition to our New York and Los Angeles offerings, customers in New England can now conveniently connect in Boston, where we are the largest airline, for direct service to Asia just in time for summer,” commented Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s vice-president of network planning and partnerships. “Japan Airlines’ partnership with JetBlue will introduce a new stream of travellers to our airline’s brand, our people, and our award-winning service.”
Via Boston, customers can connect to Tokyo from thirteen US destinations including Buffalo, NY; Baltimore, MD; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, all in Florida; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh/Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; and Washington, DC (Reagan National and Dulles).
At New York, JetBlue offers easy connections between JAL-operated flights and cities including Buffalo, NY; Burlington, VT; Charlotte, NC; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa and West Palm Beach, all in Florida; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Portland, ME; Rochester and Syracuse, NY; and Washington Dulles, DC.