JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines (JAL) have signed a codeshare agreement, expanding the current interline partnership between their networks in Tokyo and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport as well as Boston’s Logan International Airport.
The start of the new agreement, which comes into effect on April 22 coincides with JAL’s brand new nonstop service from Boston to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
“In addition to our New York and Los Angeles offerings, customers in New England can now conveniently connect in Boston, where we are the largest airline, for direct service to Asia just in time for summer,” explains Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning and partnerships.
“Japan Airline’s partnership with JetBlue will introduce a new stream of travelers to our airline’s brand, our people, and our award-winning service.”
Via Boston, customers can connect to Tokyo from thirteen U.S. destinations including Buffalo, N.Y.; Baltimore, MD; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Pittsburgh; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Washington, D.C. (National and Dulles).
At New York, JetBlue offers easy connections between JAL-operated flights and cities including Buffalo, N.Y.; Burlington, Vt.; Charlotte, N.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa and West
Palm Beach, Fla.; Houston, Texas; New Orleans, La.; Portland, Maine; Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y.; and Washington, D.C. (Dulles).
Customers connecting from JAL to JetBlue will enjoy all-leather seating, more legroom, free in-flight entertainment and free snacks and drinks.