JetBlue and Icelandair Form Partnership
According to JetBlue, the partnership opens up new travel opportunities for customers connecting between JetBlue's network in the US and the Caribbean and Icelandair destinations throughout Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe.
Through this partnership, customers will now be able to book a single combined ticket for JetBlue and Icelandair-operated flights with one-stop check-in and baggage transfer between the two airlines.
When connecting in the Americas, Icelandair customers will enjoy JetBlue's service on flights from dozens of gateways including Chicago; Denver; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Icelandair will expand service from Boston and New York/JFK to Reykjavik with twice-daily flights on June 1, 2011 and will launch non-stop service from Washington/Dulles to Reykjavik on May 17, 2011 making JetBlue connections the perfect complement.
Helgi Mar Bjorgvinsson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Icelandair, said: â€œIcelandair and JetBlue share many of the same philosophies and place the customer's experience in the highest regard. Our harmonious networks from New York, Boston and Washington, District of Columbia and like-minded customer service make this a natural partnership.
â€œTogether we will open a new world of opportunities for customers traveling from the US and the Caribbean to Iceland, Scandinavia, the UK and Continental Europe. We look forward to working together and strengthening our relationship into the future.â€
Scott Resnick, director of airline partnerships at JetBlue, said: â€œWe're pleased to welcome Icelandair to the JetBlue network as our tenth partner airline. With its reputation for quality service, a comfortable in-flight experience, and an impressive array of connections across Scandinavia and throughout Europe via Reykjavik, teaming up with Icelandair is a great win for customers.â€
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