Good news for jet-setters. According to a press release received today, August 15,2013, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, and British Airways, one of Europe's largest international carriers have entered into an interline agreement to connect the carriers' networks at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD..
According to the bulletin, this represents the first partnership between the two carriers and the 25th airline agreement for JetBlue. The airlines will interline 18 daily transatlantic British Airways flights, more than 50 U.S routes on the JetBlue network and more than 100 British Airways routes beyond London.
Passengers flying BA will have the opportunity to head to destinations beyond London, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India, as well as non-stop access to Paris Orly Airport from New York. Travelers will also have more ease in booking when headed to popular U.S. tourist spots such as Burlington, Vermont (BTV); Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (MVY); Nantucket, Massachusetts (ACK); and Portland, Maine (PWM).
"We are proud to partner with British Airways, one of Europe's premier airlines. This partnership provides our customers with even more possibilities to travel smoothly across Europe and other destinations in BA's extensive route network," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning and partnerships. "With 18 daily British Airways flights to our key East Coast gateways, their customers will now be able to enjoy the award-winning JetBlue experience to more than 50 U.S. destinations."
"JetBlue is a well-respected, modern airline and we are delighted to be working with the carrier to offer our customers smooth connections to an even greater choice of destinations in the US," said Steve Ronald, head of alliances at British Airways. "We are also very much looking forward to sharing the British Airways premium experience with customers in the U.S., who are interested in traveling in comfort to London and beyond."
British Airways operates from Terminal 7 at New York’s JFK while JetBlue flies out of Terminal 5. JetBlue is based out of Terminal C in Boston while British Airways connections can be made at Terminal E. For passengers headed to Washington’s Dulles Airport, you’ll find both airlines on Concourse B.
The new partnership will also make it easier for passengers to book connections to remote destinations such as Bob Hope Burbank Airport.