-- Fifth Major Airline Codeshare Partner in a Year --
-- JetBlue to Add 'B6' Code on Singapore Airlines' U.S. Routes (a); 'SQ' Code to Be Added to 16 JetBlue Routes --
NEW YORK, NY and SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/14 --
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, and Singapore Airlines, one of the world's most awarded airlines, have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into a bilateral codeshare agreement.
JetBlue and Singapore Airlines have been interline partners since 2011. The expanded partnership would provide customers seamless connections between the two airlines, combining flights on both carriers and easily facilitating one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in. Flights will become available for sale pending regulatory approval.
Under the proposed codeshare, JetBlue customers would have access to five new cities in Europe and Asia, while Singapore Airlines customers would have access to 16 destinations in the U.S.
"Singapore Airlines is a world-class airline renowned for its superior customer service and product offering. By expanding our partnership, JetBlue customers will have access to many more destinations around the globe, enjoying the ultimate service and comfort throughout their entire journey. This is another first-rate airline partner for JetBlue in a short time, which truly reaffirms our growing status among airlines globally," said JetBlue President Robin Hayes.
"We are pleased with our new codeshare agreement with JetBlue Airways. This partnership is testament to our continuous commitment to expand our network and provide customers with more seamless travel options. The opportunities offered by our combined network also show how we can achieve more by cooperating with the right partners," said Singapore Airlines' Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr. Mak Swee Wah.
Under the proposed agreement, JetBlue would put its 'B6' code on Singapore Airlines' flights to/from the U.S. including:
- Los Angeles (LAX) - Tokyo (NRT) - Singapore (SIN)
- New York (JFK) - Frankfurt (FRA) - Singapore (SIN)
- San Francisco (SFO) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Singapore (SIN)
- San Francisco (SFO) - Seoul (ICN) - Singapore (SIN)
In turn, Singapore Airlines would add its 'SQ' designator code on JetBlue-operated flights beyond its U.S. gateway at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to 16 key destinations:
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown™ Airline and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), New York, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 85 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. New service to Hyannis, Mass. begins this summer. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first checked bag is free (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
About Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is committed to operating a modern aircraft fleet, offering world-class cabin products and top quality service provided by the iconic and elegant Singapore Girl. With Singapore as its main hub, the Airline operates services to 62 destinations in 34 countries. Singapore Airlines has more than 100 modern aircraft in its fleet, and created aviation history in October 2007 by becoming the world's first airline to fly the largest commercial plane in the world, the Airbus A380. In July 2013, Singapore Airlines launched its next-generation cabin products in all three classes as well as the world's most advanced in-flight entertainment system.
(a) Subject to receipt of government operating authority approval
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