Lufthansa signs codeshare accord with JetBlue

Published September 14th, 2009 - 08:06 GMT

Lufthansa is offering customers extended travel options in the USA and Puerto Rico under a codeshare agreement with the US-airline JetBlue. JetBlue flights to the following destinations will in future be offered under the Lufthansa code: Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, Austin, New Orleans, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach and San Juan. Passengers heading to those destinations can fly initially with Lufthansa from Frankfurt and Munich to New York JFK or Boston and transit seamlessly there to connecting flights bearing the Lufthansa code with JetBlue.

The cooperation with JetBlue complements a longstanding and successful partnership with United Airlines in the U.S. It further enhances Lufthansa’s schedule offer for travel to and from the United States and strengthens its market position in this strategic market.

The codeshare agreement was submitted for approval to the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Pending the go-ahead from the DOT, the codeshare flights will be available for sale at the end of September. They can then be booked at travel agencies, online at www.lufthansa.com and via a link at www.jetblue.com or at the Lufthansa Call Center.

Lufthansa and JetBlue Airways concluded a series of share transactions in January last year, in which Lufthansa acquired a stake of 15.6 per cent in JetBlue. The US carrier, headquartered in New York, offers 650 daily flights to 56 destinations.

About Lufthansa German Airlines

One of the world’s largest airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines flies to 206 destinations in 78 countries from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich/Germany. Together with its partners, Lufthansa serves over 900 destinations in 160 countries and status customers have access to more than 800 Lufthansa and Star Alliance lounges worldwide. In the Middle East Lufthansa and its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines, based in Zurich/Switzerland, serve 13 gateways in 10 countries with a total of 111 flights a week, providing convenient travel options via their hubs in Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich.

An industry innovator, Luft¬hansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleets in the world.


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