February 21, 2013

Announcing a Codeshare Agreement with Aer Lingus

We’re pleased to announce a one-way codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus, our longest-standing international partner and one of our most successful.

We’ve teamed up with the Irish airline since 2008 and now the carrier will place its EI code on select flights operated by JetBlue beyond New York and Boston.

Between our ever-expanding network and Aer Lingus’s increased flights to the U.S. (as many as three per day to New York and two per day to Boston!), the codeshare agreement will give customers connecting through JFK or BOS better options to craft their perfect travel itinerary: a transatlantic flight paired with one of 29 U.S. BlueCities.

Aer Lingus moves under our roof April 3

Our codeshare agreement is the latest way we’re deepening our partnership with the Irish carrier. You may remember that last year we shared the big news that Aer Lingus would be operating its flights in and out of New York from T5 beginning this year. We’re excited to announce that the official start date of their operations is April 3!

Though Aer Lingus’s flights are international, they pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration in Dublin, effectively arriving as domestic flights at T5.

Similar to our handling agreement with Hawaiian Airlines, our crewmembers will be taking care of Aer Lingus customers. From check-in to boarding to baggage service, JFK crewmembers will be delivering the signature JetBlue experience to Aer Lingus fliers – whether they’re just flying between Ireland and New York, or connecting to/from a BlueCity.

Aer Lingus customers will they enjoy the T5 experience, and if they’re connecting to/from a JetBlue destination, their connection time will now be reduced. The minimum connection time from European arrivals to U.S. departures will be reduced to just 60 minutes. Customers traveling to Ireland will enjoy connections as fast as 40 minutes.

Stay tuned for updates!

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