JetBlue announces codeshare with Qatar Airways
- Qatar: Sunday, March 17 - 2013 at 14:48
- PRESS RELEASE
JetBlue Airways , New York's Hometown Airline, and Qatar Airways, named "Airline of the Year" at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards in 2011 and again in 2012 for its outstanding inflight product and operational excellence, today announced a one-way codeshare agreement to connect the carriers' networks via New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, subject to receipt of government approval.
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 U.S. 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)
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."
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer 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."
JetBlue customers can avail themselves of Qatar Airways' connecting service to destinations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions, including 12 cities in India and a number of destinations including Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Islamabad, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
JetBlue is a top domestic airline at JFK, with more than 150 daily departures to dozens of major U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, from its home at the modern Terminal 5.
At Washington Dulles, the airline offers service to Boston, New York, and Long Beach and Oakland, California. Customers traveling with JetBlue enjoy premium amenities including unlimited free snacks and drinks, personal seatback televisions, spacious leather seating, the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch), and personalized service from JetBlue's award-recognized in-flight crewmembers.
Upon government approval and implementation of the codeshare, Customers will be able to purchase JetBlue-Qatar Airways travel through the Global Distribution System (GDS), online travel agencies.
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