JetBlue Airways has entered a codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways that will connect the carriers’ networks between New York and Washington. The move will see Qatar Airways’ customers offered more choice and access between the two states, now being able to fly on JetBlue operated connections.
In 2011 JetBlue and Qatar became interline partners, allowing customers to take advantage of one stop check-ins and baggage transfers, as well as the added convenience of a single combined ticket for Qatar and JetBlue operated flights. The new codeshare agreement will see Qatar Airways’ passengers flying between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport being served on one of 26 JetBlue operated connections.
“We are pleased to deepen our successful relationship with Qatar Airways through this new codeshare at JFK and Dulles, providing customers more access to both networks,” Saud Dave Barger, president of JetBlue Airways. “Qatar has been a great partner for JetBlue, serving our customers well with their outstanding product and service.”
The partnership between the two airlines has enabled JetBlue customers to use Qatar Airway’s connecting service destinations across the world including Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Islamabad, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, as well as 12 cities in India.
“We are delighted to further expand our partnership with JetBlue, an airline that focuses on quality and service, a key hallmark of Qatar Airways. Through this enhanced agreement, we will extend our reach to more customers and more markets, providing greater convenience for travellers to and from our global network," said Akbar Al Baker, chief executive officer of Qatar Airways.