April 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today officially welcomes
's flag carrier, to JetBlue's Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. This move will benefit customers connecting to one of JetBlue's many destinations across the U.S., providing same terminal connections, one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in for travel on both airlines from the U.S. to Ireland and beyond. Effective
, 2013, the minimum connection time from Ireland arrivals to U.S. departures will be reduced to approximately 60 minutes. Customers travelling to
will enjoy connections as fast as 40 minutes.
The two airlines recently announced a codeshare agreement that expands the 2008 partnership linking the two carriers' networks at
's John F.
International Airport and
's Logan International Airport. Codeshare flights will be available for sale through local and online travel agencies for travel on or after
April 15, 2013
. Single-ticket Aer Lingus-JetBlue connections are also available for sale on
To welcome the new carrier, JetBlue has enhanced the menu offerings in many of the award-winning T5 restaurants, expanded both the size and selection of the T5 duty free/duty paid store, and added a new customer lounge, to be opened soon and available to all on a pay-per-use basis. Further, JetBlue will provide ground handling services for
at Terminal 5 as part of the agreement. JetBlue's Terminal 5 was the only domestic terminal in Frommers.com list of the 10 World's Most Beautiful Airport Terminals in 2012.
At a customer event in Terminal 5 today,
Marty St. George
, JetBlue's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Strategy was joined by
, Vice President Customer Service and Airport Operations North America to celebrate the airline's move. Celebrations included Irish dancers in the terminal's central marketplace, as well as Irish snacks and JetBlue's signature Terra Blues® Potato Chips.
"We are pleased to welcome
, our long-time partners, into our home at Terminal 5," said
Marty St. George
at today's event. "This move will not only strengthen our partnership but provide customers with expedited connection times and seamless travel between the U.S. and
customers will be able to enjoy our award-winning facility when arriving and departing to
Speaking at the event,
said, "We are excited about our move to JetBlue's 'state of the art' Terminal 5. This is a further development of our partnership.
and JetBlue share a dedication to our customers and enjoy reputations for providing great value service. Customers will now enjoy the convenience of same terminal connections and faster connecting times, in addition to the unique T5 experience."
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 76 cities with 800 daily flights and plans to launch service to
Albuquerque, New Mexico
later this year. 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
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
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.
serves central airport locations, throughout its network, enhancing connectivity options for our passengers.
' primary mission is to connect
with the world, at a competitive price to passengers. The airline celebrates its 77
anniversary in May of this year, making it one of the longest standing airlines in the world and has been serving the U.S. market since 1958.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways