JetBlue Airways has signed a strategic partnership with American Airlines as both carriers seek to overcome the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pair hope the deal will offer seamless connectivity for travellers in the north-east of the United States, as well as more choice for customers across complementary domestic and international networks.
The partnership includes an alliance agreement that proposes codeshare and loyalty benefits that will enhance offerings in New York and Boston.
As a result of the deal, American will launch international service from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and to Athens (ATH), and JFK to Rio De Janeiro (GIG) will return as a daily seasonal route in winter 2021, in addition to continuing to serve popular long-haul destinations like London (LHR) and Madrid (MAD).
JetBlue will grow in greater New York City, adding flights at LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR), while also increasing its presence at JFK for seamless connections to American’s expanded international network.