) has struck a one-way codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways.
Via this pact, the two companies will connect their networks at
New York's JFK International Airport and Washington Dulles
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The deal, pending government approval, will allow flyers to board
both Qatar and JetBlue flights with a single combined ticket.
Customers will also enjoy the benefits of one-stop check-in and
Very soon, customers can purchase Qatar flight tickets at
JetBlue-operated spots in 26 markets between New York and
Washington Dulles. International destinations that JetBlue
customers can reach with the help of Qatar Airways' connecting
service are places in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific
regions. Specifically, apart from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala
Lumpur, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Islamabad, Nairobi and Dar es
Salaam, the deal includes 12 cities in India.
On the other hand, JetBlue acts as a prominent domestic carrier
at JFK and has 150 departures each day to numerous major
metropolises - Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles,
Orlando, San Francisco and San Juan. From Washington Dulles, the
airline operates flights to Boston, New York, Long Beach and
Following the receipt of regulatory nod, tickets for a combined
JetBlue-Qatar Airways travel plan will be made available at
various travel, reservation and company websites.
The top-level JetBlue executive expressed optimistic views
regarding this collaboration with Qatar Airways, which has earned
a name for superlative in-flight products and strong operational
excellence. The airlines are interline partners since 2011 and
remain committed to customer satisfaction.
We believe that such alliances attract travelers as these offer
efficient services, wider networks as well as shorter and
convenient travel times.
JetBlue Airways currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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