Expanded Partnership Connects Even More Destinations on a Single
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it has expanded its existing
partnership with Hawaiian Airlines through a bilateral codeshare
agreement. JetBlue is placing its ‘B6’ code on nonstop flights operated
by Hawaiian Airlines between New York (JFK) and Honolulu (HNL). The ‘B6’
code is also available on select connecting flights from JetBlue’s east
coast network to Honolulu via Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and
Las Vegas (LAS) and onward to Hawaiian’s neighbor island network to
destinations including Maul (OGG), Kona (KOA) and Lihue (LIH).
Additionally, Hawaiian’s ‘HA’ code, which has been on select JetBlue
flights since 2012, is expanding to additional destinations in JetBlue’s
Customers purchasing a codeshare itinerary will benefit from having a
single ticket that includes both Hawaiian and JetBlue-operated flights
as well as conveniences on their day of travel like one-stop check-in
and baggage transfer.
“JetBlue and Hawaiian have been consistently strengthening our
relationship since we first partnered nearly four years ago so that we
can offer the best travel benefits to our customers,” said Scott
Laurence, senior vice president airline planning, JetBlue. “This latest
step makes it easier than ever to book seamless travel, connect across
our diverse networks of destinations and earn loyalty points anywhere
our airlines fly.”
Hawaiian offers flights between Hawaii and 11 U.S. mainland airports,
including JetBlue’s home at the award-winning T5 at John F. Kennedy
International Airport. Hawaiian Airlines operates the only year-round,
non-stop flight between Hawaii and JFK, offering convenient connections
within the same terminal to JetBlue flights across the U.S., Caribbean
and Latin America.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with JetBlue to create more
choices for travelers coming to the Hawaiian Islands or those seeking
easy connections to destinations beyond our key gateways on the
Mainland,” said Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief
commercial officer for Hawaiian Airlines.
Hawaiian and JetBlue also offer members of each carrier's loyalty
program the opportunity to earn and redeem points or miles for travel on
either carrier. JetBlue's TrueBlue members can accrue points on
Hawaiian-operated flights, while HawaiianMiles members can earn miles on
JetBlue-operated flights. Similarly, frequent fliers can redeem their
points or miles for travel on either carrier's network, creating a long
list of destinations for each program's loyal members.
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.
Hawaiian's Mea Ho'okipa inflight service philosophy has long been
embraced by travelers for its celebration of the culture, people and
Aloha Spirit of Hawai'i. Hawaiian has cemented this signature service as
the gold standard in leisure air travel and the only authentic Hawai'i
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 35 million customers a year to
95 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
900 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Now in its 86th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s
biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of
passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S.
Mainland. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S.
gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from
Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and
Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily
between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily
(a) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
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