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JetBlue, American Announce Northeast Partnership

JetBlue Airways and American Airlines announced a new partnership that includes an alliance agreement that proposes codeshare and loyalty benefits create seamless connectivity for passengers in the Northeast.

Under the agreement, JetBlue and American will operate reciprocal codeshare flights, giving customers new options with improved schedules, competitive fares and nonstop access to more domestic and international destinations.

Passenger now have the ability to book a single itinerary on either carrier’s website, including access to both JetBlue’s Mint and American’s three-class Transcon service. JetBlue and American loyalty members will also enjoy new benefits and both airlines are exploring additional premium experiences for customers.

“Pairing JetBlue’s domestic network with American’s international route map creates a new competitive choice in the Northeast, where customers are longing for an alternative to the dominant network carriers,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “This partnership with American is the next step in our plan to accelerate our coronavirus recovery, get our crew members and our aircraft flying again, and fuel JetBlue’s growth into the future.”

Th partnership will enable JetBlue to grow in greater New York City, adding flights at LaGuardia International (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports, while also increasing its presence at John F. Kennedy International (JFK) for seamless connections to American’s expanded international network.

JetBlue said is it not joining oneworld or the AA/IAG Atlantic Joint Business Agreement and will continue with plans to independently launch and operate transatlantic flights to London beginning next year.