Feb. 21, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU),
's Hometown Airline™, and Aer Lingus,
's flag carrier, today announced a codeshare agreement that expands upon the partnership that has linked the two carriers' networks at
's John F.
International Airport and
's Logan International Airport since 2008.
Flights operated by JetBlue and featuring
the Aer Lingus "EI" flight
number will soon be available for sale on the Aer Lingus website, travel agents and online travel agencies, connecting the Irish carrier's transatlantic flights with 29 JetBlue destinations in
West Palm Beach
, subject to receipt of government approval.
Through the JetBlue-Aer Lingus partnership, customers can enjoy the convenience of booking a single ticket that includes flights operated by both carriers, with benefits including one-stop check-in and baggage transfer to dozens of destinations throughout
the United States
"We are pleased to expand our successful relationship with Aer Lingus with this new codeshare agreement, providing customers more access to both networks," said
, JetBlue's Chief Commercial Officer. "Aer Lingus was our first international airline partner; we're thrilled with the strength of and growth in our partnership and happy to welcome them in our home at Terminal 5."
, Chief Commercial Officer at Aer Lingus added, "We are delighted to expand our relationship with JetBlue, as we enter into our fifth year of partnership. Aer Lingus and JetBlue share the same customer focused ethos and passion for innovation and best-in-class service. We've had fantastic feedback from customers to the high level of convenience and choice of destinations. With the new codeshare agreement coupled with increased frequencies on our US routes, we look forward to providing customers with more choice and a seamless travel experience."
The start of the new codeshare arrangement coincides with the move of Aer Lingus'
flight operations from Terminal 4 at John F.
International Airport into JetBlue's acclaimed Terminal 5. Aer Lingus customers connecting to one of JetBlue's many destinations across the U.S. will benefit from same terminal connections, one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in for travel on both airlines, from the U.S. to
With the move to Terminal 5, scheduled for
April 3, 2013
, the minimum connection time from European arrivals to US departures will be reduced to just about 60 minutes. Customers travelling to
will enjoy connections as fast as 40 minutes.
About JetBlue Airways
's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in
, Los Angeles (Long Beach),
. Known for its award-winning service and free inflight entertainment as much as its low fares JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious
Even More Space
seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit
for details. JetBlue serves 75 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to launch service to
Albuquerque, New Mexico
in 2013, as well as
, subject to receipt of government operating authority. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call 1-800-538-2583 (TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530), or visit
About Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus is the national airline of
, founded in 1936.The airline provides award winning customer service at great value prices living up to its customer promise of
Great Care, Great Fare
. Aer Lingus carries ca. 11 million passengers per annum to destinations in the UK,
. It has four U.S. Gateways at
and offers connections to another 50 U.S. destinations through its partnership with JetBlue. Aer Lingus serves central airport locations, throughout its network, enhancing connectivity options for our passengers. Aer Lingus' primary mission is to connect
with the world, by offering the best product in the Irish airline market, at a competitive price to passengers. The airline celebrated its 75
, making it one of the longest standing airlines in the world and has been serving the U.S. market for 54 years.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways