JetBlue and Icelandair to become codeshare partners
FEB 9, 2015: JetBlue Airways and Icelandair have filed an application with the U.S. Government to enter into a bilateral codeshare partnership that will offer customers easy connections between the two airlines’ networks with a focus on gateways in Boston, New York/JFK and Reykjavik. Customers will enjoy combined ticketing and baggage transfer when connecting between the two carriers. Both airlines offer personal in-flight entertainment, comfortable leather seating, and best-in-class customer service. Flights will become available for sale pending regulatory approval. “We continuously look to expand and enrich our partnerships with some of the greatest airlines in the world to offer more options to our customers. Icelandair is the perfect partner, with its customer-friendly approach, and an impressive and growing network of flights between the U.S. and scenic Iceland. We welcome customers from Iceland and across Europe aboard our flights, so they too can try our award-winning JetBlue Experience,” said JetBlue President Robin Hayes. “As Icelandair enters 2015, we continue to strengthen our network, with more gateways, more frequency and more destinations. With today’s announcement, we’re pleased to bolster our partnership with JetBlue for the great benefit of our mutual passengers. We look forward to developing our relationship together and realize the great benefits for our passengers. Both Icelandair and JetBlue have a similar business model with routes that complement each other and a focus on customer satisfaction. We will expand our outreach together giving travelers on both Icelandair and JetBlue even more options when travelling, more connections across the globe, and a more pleasant travel experience to and from Europe,” said Icelandair CEO Birkir Holm Gudnason.