JetBlue to Expand Commercial Partnership With Qatar Airways
JetBlue will expand their commercial partnership with Qatar Airways to provide more customer benefits when booking international flights on the global carrier’s network. The expansion includes more codeshared flights and enhanced loyalty benefits.
Today (March 24, 2022), JetBlue announced an expansion of their existing commercial partnership with Qatar Airways to include more codesharing in additional markets in the coming months, enhanced benefits for TrueBlue® and Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty members, expanded marketing opportunities, and refined flight schedules. The new agreement will provide more connectivity between JetBlue’s over 100 North American and Caribbean destinations and Qatar Airways’ global network with service to 82 countries. The carriers also plan to develop an integrated airside transfer option at New York-JFK. JetBlue and Qatar Airways have partnered since 2011.
In Thursday’s announcment, JetBlue’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hayes, said,
“For more than a decade Qatar Airways has been an excellent partner, consistently delivering an elevated customer experience that aligns extremely well with the JetBlue brand and the expectations of our customers. Now, as we look to our next decade together, the enhancements and plans for growth announced today will put Qatar Airways on track to be our largest internationally-based partner.”
Also commenting on the expanded commercial partnership, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,
“The enhanced partnership between Qatar Airways and JetBlue is a further encouraging sign for the recovery of the aviation industry. We have focused on growing our partnerships with leading airlines such as JetBlue by bringing significant benefits to our passengers through an expanded global network. Both airlines have a strong commitment to excellence in customer experience and innovation, ensuring this closer relationship is a very positive step for our joint customers.”
JetBlue customers currently enjoy seamless connectivity via Doha to over 80 destinations in Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and South Asia with Qatar Airways. Likewise, Qatar Airways’ guests enjoy connectivity to over 60 destinations across JetBlue’s network. TrueBlue and Privilege Club members can currently accrue TrueBlue points or Privilege Club Avios, and will in the future also be able to redeem points on either carrier’s flights.
Multi award-winning Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar and currently serves nearly 150 global destinations from their base in Doha, Qatar. The airline was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ for the sixth time at the 2021 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax. Qatar Airways also received awards for the ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airport Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East.’
JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline®’ and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America and London (Heathrow and Gatwick). JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.
Source(s): JetBlue Airways/Businesswire, Qatar Airways