American Airlines, JetBlue Alliance Takes Off

By Kurt Stolz on 18 February 2021
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New York City as seen from the air

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways said that the two carriers had launched the first phase of their new Northeast Alliance.

The alliance is starting off with 80 codeshare routes on flights to, from, and within the northeastern United States.  JetBlue’s code has been placed on more than two dozen American routes, while American’s code is now on over than four dozen JetBlue routes.

The alliance is allowing JetBlue to get “our planes back in the air profitably and crewmembers working again,” said Scott Laurence, who heads revenue and planning at JetBlue.

In addition, the two carriers introduced 33 new routes as part of the first phase including new JetBlue flights from Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports and two new seasonal routes from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

“This is the first step to delivering the best customer proposition with the biggest network in New York and Boston,” said Vasu Raja, who serves as chief revenue officer at American.

The Northeast Alliance will offer 14 daily flights from the New York metro area to Los Angeles, nine daily flights between New York and Boston, and 47 daily flights from the Big Apple to South Florida.  It will also operate 11 daily flights between Boston and Washington, D.C., and 22 daily flights from Beantown to South Florida.

With the start of the summer travel season, the alliance will offer flights linking Boston with both Los Angeles and Chicago, and flights linking New York with San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago.

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