British Airways and US budget carrier Jetblue Airways have signed an interline agreement connecting their networks on America’s east coast.
The deal covers flights from New York JFK, Boston Logan, Orlando and Washington Dulles airports.
It will initially incorporate 18 daily transatlantic BA flights, more than 50 routes in the US on Jetblue network, and more than 100 BA routes beyond London.
Steve Ronald, head of alliances at BA, said: “Jetblue is a well-respected, modern airline and we are delighted to be working with the carrier to offer our customers smooth connections to an even greater choice of destinations in the US.
“We are also very much looking forward to sharing the British Airways premium experience with customers in the US, who are interested in traveling in comfort to London and beyond.”
The BA intercontinental routes that are part of the agreement include Boston to London Heathrow , New York JFK to London City Airport, New York JFK to London Heathrow, New York JFK to Paris Orly, Orlando to London Gatwick and Washington Dulles to London Heathrow.
Scott Laurence, Jetblue’s vice president of network planning and partnerships, said: “We are proud to partner with British Airways, one of Europe’s premier airlines. This partnership provides our customers with even more possibilities to travel smoothly across Europe and other destinations in BA’s extensive route network.”