Lufthansa and JetBlue Airways 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 this afternoon, 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.
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.
“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.”