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Qatar Airways enhances codeshare agreement with JetBlue for flights to US cities

Qatar Airways enhances codeshare agreement with JetBlue for flights to US cities

It comes as a result of an expanded codeshare agreement reached with JetBlue

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Earlier this week, Qatar Airways announced the expansion of its strategic codeshare partnership with JetBlue for flights operating between Doha and the US.

As part of the expanded codeshare agreement, JetBlue passengers can now book travel with Qatar Airways to and from nine of airline’s US gateways – Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), and Washington (IAD).

Sales have commenced for the additional codeshare flights for travel starting from April 19, 2021 between the US and Doha and May 1, 2021 for destinations beyond Doha.

This expanded codeshare agreement builds upon the two airline’s partnership that first began in 2011. Qatar Airways passengers already benefit from access to more than 50 destinations across JetBlue’s network.

JetBlue passengers will also be able to book travel on seven routes beyond Doha, connecting via Doha to Amman (AMM), Entebbe (EBB), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Maldives (MLE), Muscat (MCT), Salalah (SLL), Seychelles (SEZ) and Singapore (SIN).

In the short-term and subject to regulatory approvals, JetBlue will be adding many more destinations to its virtual network in cooperation with Qatar Airways across Africa, Asia and the Middle-East including Addis Ababa (ADD), Nairobi (NBO) & Kigali (KGL) enabling further connecting options between North America and the rest of Qatar Airways’ network.

This expanded codeshare agreement follows recent developments of the strategic partnership with JetBlue throughout the winter season with the addition of Qatar Airways’ code on the US carriers Caribbean flights enabling journeys via JetBlue’s New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS), hubs to Aruba (AUA), Bermuda (BDA), Cayman Islands (GCM), Curacao (CUR), Grenada (GND), St Maarten (SXM), and Saint Lucia (UVF).

Qatar Airways’ current network stands at over 130 destinations with plans to increase to more than 1,200 weekly flight to over 140 destinations by end of July 2021.

At present, it operates flights to and from 12 destinations in the US including Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington, D.C. (IAD) with Atlanta (ATL) resuming on June 1.

“By partnering with leading airlines such as Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue, our passengers can easily connect through our 12 US gateways to more than 220 markets across the US and over 130 destinations worldwide,” said Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, Thierry Antinori.

This partnership between the two carriers also allows members of both airline’s loyalty programmes to enjoy a wider range of options. Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club and JetBlue’s TrueBlue members will initially benefit from the ability to accrue Qmiles or TrueBlue points later this year.

In the future, those benefits will expand with the ability to redeem points on either carrier’s flights, said a statement issued by Qatar Airways.

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