Emirates and JetBlue deepen three-year partnership

Emirates and JetBlue deepen three-year partnership
Updated 23 May 2013

Emirates and JetBlue deepen three-year partnership

Emirates and JetBlue deepen three-year partnership

JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline, and Emirates, the Dubai-based international carrier and one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, have announced intent to expand their current partnership to include bilateral codesharing, pending FAA and DOT regulatory approval and subject to receipt of foreign government operating authority.
Under the expanded agreement, JetBlue will place its “B6” airline code on all flights currently operated by Emirates between the US and Dubai International Airport, as well as between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Milan, Italy.
The agreement deepens a three-year partnership between JetBlue and Emirates.
Emirates started placing its code on select JetBlue-operated flights in April 2012, expanding an interline agreement that dates back to 2010.
Current codeshare routes offered by Emirates on JetBlue-operated flights cover 28 destinations including Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Puerto Rico.
Since March this year, Emirates also began placing its code on additional JetBlue routes, including Bridgetown, Barbados, Cancun, Mexico, Montego Bay, Jamaica and Santo Domingo, Santiago and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Through the existing agreement, customers enjoy the convenience of a single combined ticket for Emirates and JetBlue-operated flights, plus other benefits including one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.
Members of Skywards, the Emirates reward program, can earn miles on JetBlue-operated flights and also redeem miles for flights to any of JetBlue’s 77 destinations (and counting) throughout the Americas. Similarly, members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program can earn points for Emirates-operated flights worldwide.
“As Emirates continues to expand its presence in the US market, our partnership offering with JetBlue provides customers with convenient connections from its extensive network to our seven US gateways, including our twice daily A380 service non-stop from JFK to Dubai,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president of Passenger Sales Worldwide.
Emirates’ extensive network gives travelers in the US access not only to the carrier’s home of Dubai.
From JFK, Emirates offers two daily nonstop flights to its global hub at Dubai International Airport — both aboard its flagship A380 — offering travelers fine dining, personalized service and multi award-winning entertainment options.
From Dulles, Emirates offers one daily nonstop flight to Dubai.
Emirates will further expand at Kennedy International Airport later this year with new daily nonstop service to Milan, Italy, beginning Oct. 1.
Known for its award-winning customer service, JetBlue offers transfer customers from Emirates’ network of global destinations a premium experience that includes all-leather seating, unlimited free snacks and drinks, plus the most legroom in coach of any US airline (based on average fleet wide seat-pitch).
JetBlue operates one of America’s youngest airline fleets, with Airbus and Embraer aircraft.