JetBlue Airways has signed a strategic partnership with American Airways as each carriers search to beat the financial penalties of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pair hope the deal will supply seamless connectivity for travellers within the north-east of the USA, in addition to extra alternative for purchasers throughout complementary home and worldwide networks.
The partnership consists of an alliance settlement that proposes codeshare and loyalty advantages that may improve choices in New York and Boston.
On account of the deal, American will launch worldwide service from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and to Athens (ATH), and JFK to Rio De Janeiro (GIG) will return as a every day seasonal route in winter 2021, along with persevering with to serve in style long-haul locations like London (LHR) and Madrid (MAD).
JetBlue will develop in better New York Metropolis, including flights at LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR), whereas additionally rising its presence at JFK for seamless connections to American’s expanded worldwide community.
“Pairing JetBlue’s home community with American’s worldwide route map creates a brand new aggressive alternative within the north-east, the place prospects are eager for a substitute for the dominant community carriers,” stated Joanna Geraghty, president, JetBlue.
“This partnership with American is the following step in our plan to speed up our coronavirus restoration, get our crewmembers and our plane flying once more, and gasoline JetBlue’s progress into the long run.”
JetBlue and American will start a brand new codeshare relationship, giving prospects seamless entry to extra locations, together with worldwide service.
The codeshare will introduce JetBlue prospects to greater than 60 new routes operated by American and can introduce American’s prospects to greater than 130 new routes operated by JetBlue.
“That is an unbelievable alternative for each of our airways,” stated American Airways president Robert Isom.
“American has a robust historical past within the north-east, and we’re proud to companion with JetBlue as the most recent chapter in that lengthy historical past.
“Collectively, we are able to supply prospects an industry-leading product in New York and Boston with extra flights and extra seats to extra cities.”