JetBlue, Emirates Expand Partnership
JetBlue Airways and Emirates announced that the two airlines plan to expand their current partnership to include codesharing. The agreement requires approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation approval.
Under the agreement, JetBlue will be able to place its code on all Emirates flights between Dubai and the U.S. Also included in the agreement are Emirates flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Milan, Italy.
Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer program, will be able to earn and redeem miles on JetBlue-operated flights. In addition, JetBlue TrueBlue members will be able to earn points on Emirates-operated flights.
Emirates began code-sharing with JetBlue in April of 2012. Earlier this year, in March, the airline began placing its code on additional JetBlue-operated flights, to cities including; Cancun, Mexico; Bridgetown, Barbados; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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