JetBlue and Qatar Airways Expand Codeshare Partnership
JetBlue and Qatar Airways are expanding their codeshare partnership, bringing more global connectivity to customers. JetBlue’s “B6” code will be placed on nine Qatar Airways’ flights between Doha and the U.S., as well as seven routes beyond Doha.
On Tuesday (April 13, 2021), JetBlue announced an expansion of their codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways, bringing seamless international connectivity to their guests. JetBlue will place their “B6” code on Qatar Airways’ flights between Doha International Airport (DOH) and Boston (BOS), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL) and Washington-Dulles (IAD). Additionally, JetBlue’s code will be placed on seven routes beyond Doha including service to Amman, Jordan (AMM), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Male, Maldives (MLE), Muscat, Oman (MCT), Salalah, Oman (SLL), the Seychelles (SEZ), Singapore-Changi (SIN) and Entebbe, Uganda (EBB).
In Tuesday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Chief Commercial Officer, Scott Laurence, said,
“JetBlue and Qatar Airways lead the industry with our award-winning service and exceptional inflight experiences, which is why our partnership has been such a great success for the past decade. Now, with an expanded codeshare covering nearly a dozen major U.S. gateways or connecting points, even more travelers can enjoy a seamless global travel experience between our airlines.”
Also commenting on the expanded codeshare partnership, Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori, said,
“Despite the pandemic, we at Qatar Airways have continued to expand our U.S. presence by building strong relationships with our strategic airline partners in the region and constantly optimizing our connections between the U.S. and our growing network of over 130 destinations. We are delighted to welcome JetBlue to our extensive global network and offer their passengers seamless connectivity via the Best Airport in the Middle East to more international destinations. We look forward to further building our strategic partnerships as global travel recovers and continuing to offer our customers the world leading services and travel experience they’ve come to expect.”
The expanded codeshare agreement builds on the airlines’ partnership which started in 2011. Currently, Qatar Airways’ guests enjoy seamless connectivity to over 50 JetBlue network destinations, while JetBlue customers will now have convenient access to over 80 Qatar Airways destinations in Africa, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South Asia. JetBlue’s TrueBlue members and Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club members will also benefit from the expanded partnership. Initially, members will be able to accumulate points or miles later this year, and in the future, will be able to redeem them for flights on either airline.
Source(s): JetBlue, Qatar Airways