South African Airways, JetBlue Begin Codeshare
South African Airways announced the launch of a codeshare agreement with JetBlue Airways. Under the agreement, JetBlue is allowed to place its code on South African Airways’ daily flights between Washington, D.C. and the West African city of Dakar, Senegal.
The Dakar-Washington, D.C. service departs Washington Dulles International Airport at 5:40 p.m. and arrives in Dakar at 5:50 a.m. the next day. Flights from Dakar depart at 1:55 a.m. and arrive in Washington, D.C. at 6:25 a.m. the same day.
The service operates using Airbus A340 aircraft, and is currently the only non-stop daily service offered between the United States and Dakar.
South African Airways is the national flag carrier of South Africa, and was founded in 1934. The airline currently serves 42 destinations worldwide, and offers daily non-stop flights from Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg, South Africa, in addition to the Washington, D.C.-Dakar service.
JetBlue Airways was founded in 1999 and operates an average of 825 daily flights to 86 cities throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
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