JetBlue Airways and Lufthansa have signed a codeshare agreement under which JetBlue would be allowed to place the Lufthansa code (LH) on JetBlue flights. Initially, the airlines plan to offer connecting service between 12 JetBlue destinations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and Lufthansa's network of 180 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The agreement was filed today for authorization from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Once a statement of authorization is issued by the DOT, Lufthansa and JetBlue plan to offer connections between the airlines' networks, beginning with Austin, TX; Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in New York; Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach in Florida; New Orleans; Pittsburgh; Raleigh/Durham, NC; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Customers traveling from these U.S. cities on JetBlue will be able to connect via New York/JFK or Boston onto Lufthansa flights bound for destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Pending authorization, codeshare flights will be available for sale by early October, and will be bookable on lufthansa.com, via a link on jetblue.com, or through local and online travel agencies.
In January 2008, the two airlines entered into an agreement under which Deutsche Lufthansa AG purchased an ownership interest in JetBlue Airways Corporation.