JetBlue and Lufthansa Kick Off Codeshare

JetBlue Airways and Lufthansa today kicked off codeshare operations linking their two networks via Boston and New York. At a ceremony at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport JetBlue CEO Dave Barger and Lufthansa German Airlines CEO Christoph Franz officially launched the new partnership as the airlines welcomed their first arriving customer from Europe.

"Today's a great day for JetBlue customers as we begin to offer connections to an unbelievable array of worldwide destinations with Lufthansa," said Dave Barger, JetBlue's President and CEO. "Lufthansa's partnership with JetBlue is a significant endorsement of our airline's brand, our people, and our award-winning service."

The new relationship between JetBlue and Lufthansa expands the reach of both carriers, giving customers more choice in travel and providing JetBlue customers with new access to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Worldwide connections to such popular destinations as Bangkok; Barcelona; Dubai; Johannesburg; Mumbai; Paris; Rome; and Tel Aviv are now available daily via Boston and New York/JFK, where customers transfer seamlessly between domestic JetBlue flights and transatlantic services operated by Lufthansa. JetBlue and Lufthansa intend to further expand their codeshare in 2010 by adding more JetBlue destinations to the agreement.

Customers looking to purchase flights for JetBlue-Lufthansa codeshare flights may book online at www.jetblue.com, www.lufthansa.com, or through local and online travel agencies. Eligible U.S. destinations include Austin, Texas; Buffalo, N.Y.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Myers, Fla.; New Orleans; Pittsburgh; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Rochester, N.Y.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Syracuse, N.Y.; Tampa, Fla.; and West Palm Beach, Fla. Visit www.jetblue.com

JetBlue currently serves 60 cities with 650 daily flights from focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando.  Lufthansa flies to 191 destinations in 78 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, and with its recent acquisition of Austrian Airlines and SWISS -- Vienna and Zurich. From its 21 North American gateways, Lufthansa serves over 400 destinations in more than 100 countries.
 

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