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JetBlue and Icelandair expand their codeshare partnership

JetBlue has announced that it is expanding its codeshare partnership with Icelandair, the national carrier of Iceland, in order to offer passengers “more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airlines’ networks across Europe and North America”.

Presently, JetBlue’s code is placed on Icelandair’s flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Boston’s Logan International Airport, Newark’s Liberty International Airport and Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport in the capital city of Reykjavik. As part of the expanded codeshare agreement, JetBlue’s ‘B6’ code will initially be placed on 7 of 24 European routes that Icelandair operates beyond Reykjavik. JetBlue says that it plans to add more destinations in the future. The initial routes are:

Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue, said:

We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Icelandair to offer our customers more options when traveling beyond Iceland. With our recent launch of services to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, this expansion with Icelandair provides customers even more choice for travel across the Atlantic and the ability to enjoy a stopover in Iceland en route.

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Bogi Nils Bogason, Chief Executive Officer, Icelandair, said:

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of our successful partnership with JetBlue, where we have been able to offer great connections and enhanced comfort for our customers. The similarities between our business models and a strong focus on customer experience means that we can offer complementary service throughout our networks. We are very pleased to expand our partnership and offer travelers new options for connecting between the two airlines’ networks.

Passengers travelling on connecting flights between Icelandair and JetBlue will enjoy both combined ticketing and baggage transfers. Additionally, when passengers fly Icelandair across the Atlantic, they can stop over in Iceland at no additional cost, selecting a stopover duration of 1 to 7 days to pack more experiences into their travel.

JetBlue and Icelandair passengers enjoy benefits across loyalty programs. Since 2017, passengers have had the opportunity to accrue loyalty points from both JetBlue’s TrueBlue program and Icelandair’s Saga Club, and soon will have the ability to redeem points on either carriers’ flights.

JetBlue and Icelandair’s partnership first began in 2011. Icelandair passengers already benefit from access to a network that spans to 45 destinations in more than 15 countries around the world. This expanded partnership will allow JetBlue passengers to enjoy additional travel options via Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport, Icelandair’s connecting hub.

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