Connections in Key Cities Expand Route Maps for Both Airlines
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it has expanded its partnership
with Icelandair and now offers the JetBlue ‘B6’ code on flights operated
by Icelandair between five JetBlue cities and Reykjavik-Keflavík
International Airport (KEF). Today’s milestone expands the partnership
between JetBlue and Icelandair which was established in 2011 and offers
customers the convenience of one-stop check-in and baggage transfers on
a single ticket.
Customers traveling between New York’s John F. Kennedy International
Airport (JFK), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Orlando
International Airport (MCO), Washington Dulles International Airport
(IAD), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Icelandair’s base
in Reykjavik may purchase tickets directly with JetBlue. In the future,
the ‘B6’ code will be placed on additional Icelandair routes between the
U.S. and Reykjavik and on flights beyond Iceland to select destinations
in Scandinavia and Continental Europe.
“Visiting Iceland’s natural landscapes from JetBlue’s extensive East
Coast network is as simple as visiting jetblue.com,” said Marty St.
George, executive vice president commercial and planning at JetBlue.
“Our combined presence in these key cities means that JetBlue along with
Icelandair will be able to provide more seamless travel options than
ever before to destinations across the U.S. and abroad.”
Additionally, Iceland is growing in popularity as a vacation destination
with its abundant activities, unique culture and expansive nature and
wildlife. Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is the epicenter of Iceland’s
rich culture and art scenes. The city boasts attractions like
Austurvöllur, the green square in front of Parliament and Laugavegur,
the main thoroughfare, which offers shopping, stopping for coffee, and
“This is an important milestone for Icelandair and will open up new
opportunities for those traveling to Iceland and beyond,” said Birkir
Holm Gudnason, CEO, Icelandair. “Our like-minded business models and
customer amenities will offer uniformed service throughout our networks.
We are pleased to welcome JetBlue aboard.”
JetBlue is known for its award-winning service featuring the most
legroom in coach (a); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the
sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks;
free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of
SiriusXM® radio in every seatback.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier
in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to
94 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
900 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, Chicago-ORD, Denver,
Edmonton, New York-JFK, Newark, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.;
and seasonal service from Anchorage, Halifax, Minneapolis-St. Paul,
Montreal, Orlando, Portland, OR, and Vancouver, BC. Connections through
Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more
than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe.
Only Icelandair allows passengers to take an Icelandair Stopover for up
to seven nights at no additional airfare. For additional information
about Icelandair’s fares to Iceland & beyond, please visit us at http://www.icelandair.com
or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.
(a) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
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