JetBlue inks code share deal with Qatar Airways
Doha, March 17, 2013
JetBlue Airways, New York's hometown airline has announced a one-way codeshare deal with Qatar Airways to connect the carriers' networks via New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.
The agreement is subject to receipt of government approval, said the top domestic airline at JFK, with more than 150 daily departures to dozens of major US cities.
The two airlines have been interline partners since 2011, enabling customers to enjoy the convenience of a single combined ticket for Qatar and JetBlue-operated flights, plus other benefits including one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.
Tickets featuring a Qatar Airways flight number will soon be available for sale for JetBlue-operated connections in 26 markets between New York/JFK and Washington Dulles, including the following US destinations: Buffalo, New York (BUF), Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT), Denver, Colorado (DEN), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL), Fort Myers, Florida (RSW), Jacksonville, Florida (JAX),Long Beach, California (LGB), New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY), Palm Beach, Florida, (PBI), Phoenix, Arizona (PHX), Portland, Oregon (PDX), Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC) and Syracuse, New York (SYR).
"We are pleased to deepen our successful relationship with Qatar Airways through this new codeshare at JFK and Dulles, providing customers more access to both networks," said Dave Barger, JetBlue's president and CEO.
"Qatar has been a great partner for JetBlue, serving our customers well with their outstanding product and service," he stated.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said: "We are delighted to further expand our partnership with JetBlue, an airline that focuses on quality and service, a key hallmark of Qatar Airways. Through this enhanced agreement, we will extend our reach to more customers and more markets, providing greater convenience for travellers to and from our global network."
As per the deal JetBlue customers can make use of Qatar Air's connecting service to destinations across the MEA and Asia Pacific regions, including 12 cities in India and other destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Kuwait and Riyadh.-TradeArabia News Service