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NEW YORK and
Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU),
New York's Hometown Airline™, and British Airways, one of
Europe's largest international carriers, today announced an interline agreement to connect the carriers' networks at
New York's John F.
Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS),
Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), creating new possibilities for travelers.
This marks the first partnership between JetBlue and British Airways, and the 25
th airline agreement for JetBlue. The carriers initially plan to interline on 18 daily transatlantic British Airways flights, more than 50 U.S routes on the JetBlue network and more than 100 British Airways routes beyond
London. British Airways' intercontinental routes that are part of the interline agreement include Boston-London Heathrow (LHR),
New York/JFK-London City Airport (LCY),
New York/JFK- London Heathrow (LHR),
New York/JFK-Paris Orly (ORY), Orlando-London Gatwick (LGW) and
Washington/Dulles-London Heathrow (LHR). Tickets can be purchased through British Airways.
Customers will be able to enjoy access to a variety of British Airways destinations beyond
Middle East and
India, as well as non-stop access to Paris Orly Airport from
New York. Meanwhile, British Airways customers can now book onward tickets to new U.S. destinations such as
Burlington, Vermont (BTV);
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (MVY);
Nantucket, Massachusetts (ACK); and
Portland, Maine (PWM).
Known for its award-winning customer service, JetBlue offers travelers a premium experience that includes unlimited free snacks and drinks, plus the most legroom in economy class (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch of U.S. airlines) and the first checked-in luggage for free (a), as well as the most free live entertainment of any U.S. airline. JetBlue also operates one of America's youngest and most fuel-efficient airline fleets, with 187 Airbus and Embraer aircraft.