Qatar Airways and Jetblue Expand Code-Share Agreement
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU), stylized as jetBlue, is an American low-cost airline and the 5th largest airline in the United States. The company is headquartered in the Long Island City neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens, with its main base at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It also maintains a corporate office in Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Doha - Qatar Airways has announced the expansion of the current code-share partnership with JetBlue, adding 29 new code-share destinations on the airline’s route network from Boston Logan International Airport.
The expanded partnership will take effect from 16th March 2016 to coincide with the launch of Qatar Airways’ daily direct flights to Boston. Passengers will now be able to connect onto JetBlue’s network with transfer via both New York and Boston.
Akbar Al Baker Qatar Airways Group chief executive said: "The strengthening of this code-share agreement comes at a time when Qatar Airways is focused upon expanding its own direct links to the United States and beyond, with the launch of non-stop services to Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston throughout 2016.
"Passengers travelling to Boston on our latest flagship A350 XWB aircraft will be able to connect onwards to almost 30 JetBlue destinations across the continent, enhancing the overall passenger experience for all, thanks to this expanded code-share agreement."
The partnership will include new code-share routes from Boston (BOS) to; Austin (AUS), Charleston (CHS), Cleveland (CLE), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Jacksonville (JAX), Las Vegas (LAS), Long Beach (LGB), Martha’s Vineyard (MVY), Nantucket (ACK), New Orleans (MSY), Oakland (OAK), Orlando (MCO), Portland (PDX), Raleigh Durham (RDU), Richmond (RIC), Sacramento (SMF), Saint Thomas (STT), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), San Juan (SJU), Sarasota (SRQ), Savannah (SAV), Seattle (SEA), Tampa (TPA) and West Palm Beach (PBI).
Qatar Airways has seen growth in just 18 years of operation and today flies a fleet of 166 aircraft to 152 business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.