Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways has announced an expanded unilateral code-share partnership with JetBlue Airways, adding six new destinations and increasing the number of flights along existing codeshare segments. New routes and flights are now available for travel.
The expanded agreement provides new code-share routes from New York (JFK) to and from United States mainland destinations Albuquerque (ABQ), Daytona Beach (DAB), Reno (RNO) and Savannah (SAV), along with two Puerto Rican destinations, Aguadilla (BQN) and Ponce (PSE).
“We are pleased to deepen our partnership with JetBlue and to give our world travellers superior access to destinations in the United States, through a seamless passenger experience. The strengthening of this code-share agreement comes at a time when Qatar Airways is focused upon significantly expanding its own direct links to the United States, with the launch of non-stop services to Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston in 2016,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.
In addition to the new destinations, the partnership will increase the number of codeshare flights along existing routes to Buffalo (BUF), Burlington (BTV), Charleston (CHS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Jacksonville (JAX), New Orleans (MSY), Oakland (OAK), Portland (PWM), Rochester (ROC), Syracuse (SYR) and Tampa (TPA).
The expanded agreement will also include connections to and from Qatar Airways’ second daily Doha to New York flight beginning 1st March 2016. The second daily service will be operated by the airline’s latest flagship Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, of which Qatar Airways was the Global Launch Customer.
This new state-of-the-art aircraft is ergonomically designed to reduce jetlag, aid in relaxation, and increase space and comfort with an extra-wide cabin, high ceilings and panoramic windows. It is also one of the lightest aircraft of its type, made from advanced composite materials, which emits 25% lower carbon dioxide emissions than with current generation aircraft in its category.
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 164 aircraft flying to 151 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline has won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.
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